Essay on The Berlin Wall Was Ignited By World War II

1167 Words Dec 5th, 2015 5 Pages
The history of the Berlin Wall was ignited by World War II. Germany plotted an attack on Poland, yet was intimidated by the fact that the Soviet Union might interfere. So, before raiding Poland, Hitler made sure to sign a non-aggression pact with the U.S.S.R. This pact secretly stated that Poland should be divided between Germany and the Soviet Union, with Germany receiving the western third, while the Soviets gained control of the remaining two-thirds. Germany began their attacks on Poland on September 1, 1939. In response, Poland’s allies, Great Britain and France, declared war on Germany, sparking World War II.
Germany successfully gained control of Poland, and started the defense against the Allies. As it goes, the best defense is a strong offense. Hitler utilized this adage by attempting an attack on France, which was successful. With Poland and France both under German control, the only country left to take over was Great Britain. This attack was repelled, thanks to material help from the United States, and Great Britain postponed any near-future attacks from the Germans.
With the United States now allied with Britain, and Germany weakened, the West was essentially untouchable for Germany. So, they regrouped and headed east and attempted to attack the Soviet Union. The Soviets pushed the Germans back to their homeland. Britain, the United States, and what was left of France’s forces converged on the Western half of Germany. German troops diminished quickly, and were…

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