The Tragedy Of World War Two

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“At eleven o’clock this morning came to an end the cruellest and most terrible war that has ever scourged mankind. I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to end all wars.” David Lloyd George, the British prime minister declared on the 11th November 1918. The thought that the world would see another war was almost preposterous, yet not even twenty-one years later the second ‘greatest’ war began. There were a number of reasons why World War Two became a tragic reality, some more important than others. The Treaty of Versailles combined with the War Guilt Claus smashed Germany’s dignity and economy. This caused nationalists to take a step forward, making life harder for politicians, however the Nazi party began to gain popularity …show more content…
After Ruhr was invaded, its workers began to go on strike. Since Ruhr was an important contributor to Germany’s profit, large amounts of money had to be made and distributed around, which inevitably lead to hyperinflation. Since more money was being spent, costs began to rise meaning that Germany’s economy was falling. Restaurants did not put prices on their menus because the fee would have increased by the time customers had eaten. The middle class and lower all suffered heavily too, losing what little money that had earned. Luckily, in 1924 an American man by the name of Charles Dawes created a plan that could help save Germany. Because of this, America loaned Germany a large sum of money. Eventually Germany could support itself and it continued that way for almost five years. This was until sometime in 1929 when the American Wall Street crashed, causing Germany’s economy to collapse once more, creating high amounts of unemployment. Poverty swept over the nation, creating another national …show more content…
Of course non-socialist parties denied the Democrat’s idea. Due to this the Government collapsed. The president held an election for a new government party. After being denied the position despite increased votes, the Nazi party made it into the government. Around this time the president invited Adolf Hitler to become chancellor of the Nazi Party. After only a few months Hitler began to try and make Germany be controlled by one leader (himself) and eventually deemed that an individual’s rights were not important. He had no limits to what he would do for power and strength, even allowing imprisonment without any trial. Fascism soon began to spread around Germany. Hitler’s party and group (SA Brown shirts) were causing mass violence in the streets. Behind the scenes Germany was still suffering.
Hitler believed in a pure Aryan (blonde hair blue eyes) nation, and was an anti-Jew, so he wanted to make an alliance with Britain and Italy, due to some similarities. Over in Italy, Mussolini, a dictator much like Hitler, was trying to gain more power and territory. Mussolini saw Hitler and Germany as a threat so joined up with Britain and France, who were protesting against Hitler and Germany. Although after plans of handing over territory to Italy failed, Mussolini began to slowly

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