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Was Hitler the cause of WW2? A.J.P Taylor wrote the controversial The origins of the second World War, he challenged the view that Hitler had been an uniquely evil plotter of war by presenting a view of Hitler as an opportunist, who had enjoyed muc

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  • Submitted: 22/04/2010
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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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Was Hitler the cause of WW2?

The Second World War began in 1939 and lasted six years. Most of the major powers of Europe were involved, battles were staged in all four corners of the globe and over 45 million people were killed, making it the most devastating war in history. This essay looks at some of the issues that caused such a horrific war to begin.

There were many causes of the Second World War. Historians disagree about which are the most important such as the Treaty of Versailles, the failure of League of Nations, the American Policy of Isolationism, the Nazi Soviet pact etc.

Many Historians argue the words of Hitler show he was preparing for war such historian A.J.P Taylor wrote the controversial 'The origins of the second World War', he challenged the view that Hitler had been an uniquely evil plotter of war by presenting a view of Hitler as an opportunist, who had enjoyed much popular support in Germany and Austria. Hitler's pushed for various reforms of various aspects of the peace settlement to the First World War hoping to secure concession that would be satisfactory to German's sentiment.

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