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How far was HItler to blame for the second world war?

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How far was Hitler blamed for the Second World War? The Second World War was a war that lasted for 6 years, in which Hitler is mainly blamed for, but does he have to take all the blame sure he didn't exactly help the situation but could this war have been avoided? In this essay I will outline the short term and long term causes to the war. One of the short term causes are in 1935 Hitler announced that he is building up an army, and he has been in secret since 1933. The point is that the alliance should have done something about this and not left it. And a long cause would be that because of the unfair treaty of Versailles in 1918 for example Germany were left responsible for world war 1 and paying for all the damage it caused (leaving Germany bankrupt)so there are two examples of short and & long term causes on the second world war. The First World War and the treaty of Versailles was argued to be the reason for which World War 2 broke out. ...read more.

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He spent his time painting post cards which he hoped to sell and clearing pathways of snow. It was at this stage in his life about 1908 that he developed a hatred of the Jews. In February 1914, in an attempt to escape his misery, Hitler tried to join the Austrian Army. He failed his medical. Years of poor food and sleeping rough had taken their toll on him, his medical report stated that he was too weak to actually carry weapons aswell. In 1914 world war one was declared and he crossed the border in hope to join the German army this time he got in. But he was very unpopular with soldiers, even though he won the highest award the iron cross for bravery. After the war had finished in 1918 it ended badly for Hitler he had been convinced the Germans where winning the war, and he was so convinced the reason why they lost the war was because of the Jews. In 1923 he tried to overthrow the German government and failed and was jailed for 9 months, and he gave a speech to the German people and impressed them so much they elected him chancellor in 1933 and he started the Nazi party. ...read more.

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Because it caused a lot of problems in Germany, one being that made the country bankrupt because they accepted it was there fault for the war hence they have to pay for all the damage that was caused. They also had to give away land they owned. Including the land that was once owned by France to begin with in passed wars . It was this harsh treatment that they was very angry at, because Britain said get rid of the Kaiser and we will talk to you. So in getting rid of the Kaiser they wanted a fair treaty but they never got one . I think the least important cause of the second world war would be the political situation and the alliances in Europe, because Hitler wanted to make Germany supreme he thought the Germans where a super race so it didn't matter if a country was communised or Fascist they where better than everyone, the second world war would have gone on. Overall I think Hitler was an Important reason for the second world war, we still would have had one but it would have later on. But he did make a big difference in it because there wouldn't be Nazi's or death camps. ?? ?? ?? ?? Alan Ashworth ...read more.

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