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To What Extent Was Nazi Germany To Blame For The Outbreak Of World War II

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To What Extent Was Nazi Germany To Blame For The Outbreak Of World War II Some people think that Nazi Germany was to blame for World War II. However other people believe that there were other factors involved. These were factors like the American isolation and the treaty of Versailles. Overall I think that Nazi Germany was mostly to blame for starting World War II. Within this essay I am going to explain why historians have come to different conclusions and why I think that Nazi Germany was mostly to blame Many historians think Hitler was to blame for the outbreak of World War II. He broke the treaty of Versailles many times which many historians think was key in the build up to WW II. One of the first things he did was to order German troops into the Rhineland breaking the treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

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Britain and France kept their promise and declared war on Nazi Germany simultaneously. Many historians think that appeasement and the League of Nations played a major part in the start of World War II. Appeasement was a policy which some countries followed in the build up to World War II. It is when a country gives into the demands of a hostile country in order to keep the peace. It can also involve countries turning a blind eye to some things to keep the peace. Britain largely followed the policy of appeasement and let Germany get away with a number of actions. They let Germany get away with as much as they possibly could before it got out of hand. The League of Nations was also following this policy in a way by not deciding to have an army. ...read more.

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The Soviets who were possibly the most powerful country in Europe let the Germans invade Poland and begin their march on the rest of Europe. Many historians would also say that the treaty of Versailles played a part in the start of World War II. Many would say that it was too harsh and hard to keep to. The Germans were made to pay humongous sums of money for damage in World War I. The Rhineland was also given back to France and would be run by the League of Nations for fifteen years. All this angered the German people and eventually led to the Nazis coming to power. In conclusion looking at all the evidence I would say that Hitler invading Poland and Czechoslovakia was the main factor for the start of World War II. Although there were many other reasons for the start of World War II this was the main one in my opinion. ...read more.

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