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The 3 most important reasons for WWII

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The 3 most important reasons for WWII After the First World War all things became calm and settled until one man by the name of Adolf Hitler stepped up and suddenly everything seemed to change. He was a man with an ambition, an ambition he was prepared to harm anything that comes in his way to get there. He did although go to prison and wrote a book whilst inside. The Reichstag fire and other factors enabled him to get into power and when he did he turned Germany into a prosperous nation but the secret behind all that prosperity was he made all Germans speak through a flower by enforcing secret police called the Gestapo who were spies and listened in to anyone who was performing treason. ...read more.


no teeth" because it set the rules and did not have someone to enforce them on the people it had set it to. The second reason was Hitler's ambition. Hitler was a man who would do anything to get what he wanted and within 3 days of becoming Fuhrer Hitler told his military to re-arm in secret, he introduced conscription and factories produced armaments, took personal command of his armed forces and used the Spanish Civil War to test his new equipment. He also sent his troops to invade Rhineland and Austria but for the first time Hitler wasn't prepared yet because he described the march as "the most nerve-racking thing in my life." Another reason for the war was appeasement, where people were given what they want to keep them quiet. ...read more.


The Nazi Soviet Pact was signed by Germany and Russia not to fight each other to the amazement of many people. Russia signed it because they needed more time to prepare for battle and Germany signed it because they wanted to fight Britain and France first and then concentrate on Russia. In conclusion the 3 most important reasons for WWII were 1. Britain's agreement to hand Germany appeasement which was bad because it made Hitler aggressive and provided Germany with more fighting technology. 2. Hitler's ambition because he was desperate to get what he wanted and would do anything to get it. 3. The League of Nations having a "lion with no teeth" as they set rules and don't have anybody to enforce it so they were mostly ignored by people. ...read more.

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