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Why did the events of 1939 lead to the outbreak of war?

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´╗┐Why did the events of 1939 lead to the outbreak of war? France and Britain declared war on Germany due to many reason. The three main reasons were the Invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Nazi-Soviet Pact and the invasion of Poland. Britain felt that they were deceived by Hitler, this almost made it inevitable for the outbreak of war. The first key event that leaded to the outbreak of war was the invasion of the Sudetenland and then the rest of Czechoslovakia. ...read more.


This was important as Hitler clearly broke the promise with Britain to invade the rest of Czechoslovakia, this made tension in Europe even higher. From this point onwards Britain and France knew that ?Hitler? could not be trusted. This therefore led to the creation of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. The second key event of 1939 was the creation if the Nazi-Soviet Pact in August 1939. Hitler signed the pact with Stalin because he knew that he could not fight, if war broke out on two fronts. ...read more.


This was when Hitler became worried, the he create the German-Soviet pact. Hitler thought that if they invade Poland that the British would not defend Poland by declaring war. Hitler and Stalin made an agreement which stated that Poland would be split into two. Obviously Hitler was wrong as on 1939, Britain and France declared war on Germany and France. This was important because this was the start of World War 2. Therefore, in conclusion I think that the most important event would be the Czechoslovakia and how Britain was lenient on Germany, as it felt to them that they could do anything. This made Germany more self-pretentious. ...read more.

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