Could WW2 be prevented Essay

627 Words Oct 17th, 2013 3 Pages
Could WWII be prevented?

One of the bigger question of World War II was, “could it have been prevented?”. There are many theories that support it could've been prevented and that it couldn’t be prevented. World War II was one of the bloodiest wars, if not the bloodiest, in all of the wars ever. The total military deaths that came from the war were roughly around 19 million people killed (Appleby 519). It featured great Allied leaders: Franklin Delanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. The Axis leaders consisted of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hideki Tojo. These six men were some of the greatest leaders of all time, even if they were Axis. The results of the war did end up in our favor though since the Allieds won.
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He made it to power because the Treaty of Versailles caused the German’s to pay ridiculous amounts of money. They printed off so much money that their currency had no value and their economy just crashed. The German people just wanted a leader in office who could take their problems away, and that is exactly what he did. Since everybody was willing to listen to him, he could do whatever he wanted, and again he did just that.

When Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941 (Appleby 479) it woke up the sleeping giant that Churchill said America was and it forced us to enter the war to get revenge on Japan. If we were never attacked by Japan we wouldn’t of been fighting in the war which would of saved millions of lives and billions of dollars. It also wouldn’t of caused us to drop the A-Bomb on Japan which we were criticized heavily on.

In conclusion, basically there was no chance of World War II being prevented in any way. Maybe, if Hitler died before he came to power then that’s a different story but it didn’t happen. There is many reasons to why the war could’ve been prevented or not, and there is really no right answer, just all opinionated. Just ask yourself, “What would the world be like if we didn’t have the war?”.

Work Cited

"Adolf Hitler." 2013. The Biography Channel website. Sep 17 2013. Web. .

Appleby, Joyce, et al. American Vision. New York: Glencoe, 2008.

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