The Treaty Of Versailles: The Major Causes Of World War II

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World War II
World War II was arguably one of the deadliest wars in the history of the world. It started in 1939 and ended in 1945 and yielded approximately 80 million deaths, including casualties of war and those who died of disease and exposure to chemicals used during the war. One major cause of the war was the invasion of Poland by the Germans, however; the Treaty of Versailles was also a catalyst to the start of the war.
The Treaty of Versailles required an already poor Germany to pay for all the destruction it caused in World War I. Because of the financial ruin in Germany after World War I, paying the 132 billion mark debt was an impossible feat. Furthermore, the treaty disarmed the German army and required them to give away German
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The bombings where relentless and non-stop for days at a time. Luckily, Britain was evacuated just days before the bombings started. Had that not been done, many more people would have died. Britain had a very powerful Navy force, but their ground forces were severely lacking. Hitler’s raid on Britain, called Sea Lion, was the first invasion on Britain. During this invasion, battles were being fought in the air, on land, and at sea. Britain was completely overwhelmed by the German forces. The battles continued with no clear victor. Germany’s aspirations to take over Europe seemed to be heading in the right direction. More and more foreign land was being acquired and they had figured out a way to split British forces, thus making its military weaker. Not only were the British fighting the Nazis in Europe, they were also fighting them along with Italy on African …show more content…
World War I had taken a toll on the United States and they were not interested in joining another war on foreign soil. But on December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, engaging the United States in war. Japanese Americans were sent to camps for fear that they were spies for Japan. On June 4, 1942, approximately 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States began The Battle of Midway. US naval forces delivered a devastating blow to Japan’s fleet, sinking all their ships. This was the first time the Japanese Navy had been defeated since

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