World War Two: A Tragic Reality

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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…
They loathed the treaty because they believed that the terms were far too harsh, and they were heavily humiliated by it too. The War Guilt Clause and war reparations took a toll on the country. Not only did they have to take the blame of starting the First World War, they had to pay war fees to other countries. In 1922, Germany could not afford to pay for the reparations, or more did not want to. This heightened the feeling of anger against Germany, making some countries believe that something must be done, and fast. In 1923 the League of Nations broke its own rules, which let France and Belgium invade Ruhr, a significant industrial area that belonged to Germany. This made Germany lose more raw materials and goods. The League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles then began to crumble, which make it easier for Germany to overthrow it in the future. However before Germany had much power to overthrow anything their government would first collapse due to financial stress and …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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