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Events that led to War.

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World-War-11 to most people means, Hitler, death and the Jews. So when did it all start? Really some of the problems that started World-War-11 off happened way before World-War-11 was even thought about. In World-War-1 the Germans earnt themselves a bad reputation with other parts of Europe and couldn't clear their name. They signed the Treaty of Versailles, which restricted supposedly Germany to ever be able to start another war. It listed many do's and don't. Here are some of them: :( Pay reparations (war money.) :( Limited army to 100,000 men. :( No tanks, submarines or warplanes. :( Germany lost their colonies. :( Lost land they had controlled in 1914. :( Weren't allowed to unite with Austria. :( Lost their coal-mines and iron works. As you can see if Germany stuck to this they did not have any chance if they were attacked or wanted to attack. That was the whole point of the treaty to prevent Germany to start another World War, especially after the destruction of the first one. ...read more.


were not allowed free rule. There were 2,500,000 Germans in Sudetenland; this was a lot of Germans. The Prime Minister at the time, Chamberlain flew straight away out to Germany to try and negotiate with Hitler. Hitler was not going to give in though he gave the Czechs 16 days to meet his wishes or war would be declared. Chamberlain only got involved to try and stop war happening, because he knew that somehow England would get involved, through allies or on attack on England. But guess who was playing boss, Hitler. He was not content with Benes (the Czechoslovakian leader,) offer of handing Germany the parts of Czechoslovakia which the Germans mainly inhabited. Hitler wanted the whole of Sudetenland for Germany. So now it looked war was going to happen. The Czechs were allied with the French and the USSR. They had a good-sized army and were organised. On September 28th Chamberlain met with Hitler, Mussolini and the French leader Daladier in Munich, Germany. ...read more.


The hungry Germans wanted more so they planned to take over the 'Polish Corridor' this was a bulk of land, which divided Germany from East Prussia, which was German. April 1939, the Italians invaded Albania. The British then signed allegiance to both Greece and Romania. The British were not really wanting a battle and thought by looking tough they could scare Hitler away, good luck! The USSR contacted Britain and France and asked if they wanted to make a pact not to attack one another and defend each other if any of them were attacked. The British leaders being anti-Communist did not want to reply, so they left the offer. Then, the USSR realising it didn't have the British or the French signed an agreement with Germany, they promised not to attack one another. This pact was called the 'Nazi-Soviet Pact.' They also agreed with one another in secret that they would share Poland's land between one another. On September the 1st Germany attacked Poland. Britain and France now declared war and went into to battle, they believed this was now the only way to stop the increasingly powerful Germans. ...read more.

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