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This essay will tell you my view on world war two and whose fault it was.

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History essay This essay will tell you my view on world war two and whose fault it was. The second started in 1939 when Hitler invaded Poland to annexes with Dazig. Britain had singed a pact with Poland to help them fight if ever attacked. Britain and France give Hitler an ultimatum on 1st of September and on the 3rd of September 1939 Britain and France declare war on Germany. Britain and The League of Nations had been using the policy of appeasement with Hitler. Hitler had been trying to fulfil his aims, which were to unite German-speaking people (using NSD, which had been denied at the Treaty of Versailles, He wanted lebensraum (living space) in order to gain self-sufficiency (autarky), ant to rearm Germany and make them strong again I will give you an example of when the league use appeasement. The Rhineland in the treaty of Versailles it said that the Rhineland would be under control by the League. But in 1936 Hitler move his troops in to the Rhineland and began to rearm. He had gone against the treaty of Versailles, which was one of his aims. ...read more.


Chamberlain believed that all's Hitler wanted to do is unite all German speaking people and by doing this that he would not cause war. Also Hitler wanted to unite with Austria (the Anschluss) this was also forbidden by the treaty of Versailles but Hitler felt to confidant that he would stop know. Because he knew the league would probably not react if. This is what happened over the Anchluss with Austria. Austrian Fascists wanted to unite with Germany but Schuschnigg, the Austrian Chancellor, wanted Austria to be independent. But Schuschnigg could gain support from foreign countries so Schuschnigg ended up resigning. So on the 13th of March 1938 Hitler sent troops in. In a plebiscite on the Anschluss a vote of 99.75% in favour. This had also broken a rule of the treaty of Versailles. But the league still did not react when Hitler united with Austria. Another thing that Hitler wanted was the Sudetenland even though that he had promised Chamberlain that Austria was the last of the land, which Austria lost in the treaty of St Germain (September 10th 1919). And Czechoslovakia gained 3 million German-speaking people. ...read more.


Hitler also made a pact with Russia. Hitler had plans to invade Poland and he knew that Britain would attack him from the west. He was worried that Russia would attack him from the east. So Hitler made a pact with Russia The Nazi-Soviet pact. This pact said that if either country went to war the other would remain neutral. Hitler gained the chance to invade Poland with a war on one front, if Britain supported Poland. So German tanks invaded West Prussia and Posen on the 1st September 1939 using blitzkrieg tactics. (This is a lightning, sudden attack co-ordinating air, then land forces). Chamberlain sent an ultimatum (a warning with a threat) saying that if Hitler did not withdraw from Poland by 11am, 3rd September 1939, Britain would declare war. On 3rd September, Britain, followed by France, declared war on Germany. My conclusion is that both Hitler and the league were to blame for the outbreak of war in 1939. This because Hitler broke the treaty of Versailles and he knew that he cause trouble by doing this. The league used the policy of appeasement with Hitler letting get away with his aim after aim. No wonder he decided to invade Poland because of the league not doing anything he grew to confident. Craig McVeigh ...read more.

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