The Cause Of World War II In The 20th Century

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World War II (The Second World War) was arguably the most significant period in the 20th century, lasting from September 1st, 1939 until September 2nd, 1945. There were many factors that interconnected together before and after World War I had ended, which progressed into a development of World War II. These events include: the failure Treaty of Versailles with the resentment it caused, the failure of the League of nation and the outbreak of the Great World Depression. However, Germany and the rise of Hitler had the largest contribution to the cause of World War II in contrast of the other nations involved because all three factors (Versailles Treaty, The League of Nations and The Great Depression) were involved in how Hitler came to power. All these factors will be explained furthermore throughout this paper.

After World War I ended in 11/11/1918, the victorious Western Powers, i.e. the Great Britain, the United States, France and Russia imposed a series of strict
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However, the League of Nations has also experienced some large failures when they attempted to resolve conflicts between nations that ended in war. These include: the war between Russia and Poland (1920 to 1921), the invasion of the Ruhr in 1923 and the war between Italy and Albania in 1923. (Trueman, 2015). The main reasons why the League of Nations failed to resolve these conflicts was because of their membership, consisting of only 58 minor countries. The League of Nations also didn’t have a very large personal army of their own or any great countries (US, Russia or Germany) to back their decisions, which also resulted in a lack of economy (GCSE history). This was a major aspect of why the League of Nations did not work and because of this, many more wars continued to break out and could have possibly been contribution as why World War II took

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