Essay about World War II : The First Global War

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World War II was the first global war the world had ever witnessed. This war killed more people, involved the most nations and cost countries millions of dollars. The war started in 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. The Second World War was fought between the Axis Powers and the Allied Powers. The United States remained neutral during majority of the war, until they were forced into war by Japan bombing Pearl Harbor. After the war many countries experiences economic hardship and there was an atmosphere of international distrust. World War II could have been prevented if the Treaty of Versailles resolved the proper issues, if the League of Nation stopped Hitler before hand and by not imposing such impossible economic sanctions on Germany. Even though World War II might have begun anyway because many countries were resentful and were in economic depressions, the war could have been prevented if the Treaty of Versailles resolved the proper issues, the economic sanctions imposed on Germany were not so harsh and if the League of Nations acted on Hitler 's actions before he invaded Poland.
The Treaty of Versailles was formed at the Peace of Paris it is specifically dealt with Germany and blamed the country for the entire war. France was able to retrieve Alsace and Lorraine with the Allies would the western bank of Rhineland and the Saar basin. Germany also had to pay reparation of 132 billion gold marks for the damage and casualties the war had cost. Among paying the Allies,…

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