Essay about The Motivations Of World War Two ( Ww2 )

1142 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
There are several theories for the Motivations of World War Two (WW2). The Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1920 and Bloodlands by Timothy Snyder explains the repercussions of this by saying “The market had brought disaster, no parliament had an answer, and nation-states seemingly lacked the instruments to protect their citizens from immiseration.” (Snyder 17). I believe that the start of WW2 was caused mostly by Nationalism and Famine induced by the end of World War One (WW1) which was marked by the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and these points set stage for the rise of power for both Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin. While both leaders were criminals responsible for millions of deaths I think that Hitler and Stalin should be examined in differently.
Joseph Stalin was the Dictator of the communist country Russia (USSR) leading up to and during WW2. Russia during this era was suffering from severe famine pointed out by Snyder “hundreds of thousands of people waited each day for a simple loaf of bread.” (Snyder 21). This famine was mostly caused by Stalin’s Five Year Plan for agriculture which was his idea of industrializing farming. In order for him to do this Stalin created the policy of Collectivization a term meaning the government seizure of Kulak Farmland, Kulak’s were the peasant class in USSR. After Collectivization the Kulak’s were forced to work the land but entitled to none of the crops the land they worked and once owned had produced. This had not…

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