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Why Did The War Break Out In Europe In 1939?

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zWhy did the war break out in Europe in 1939?lzl The Second World War is a global war that started in 1939 and ended in 1945. It was one of the most ghastly, disastrous and consequential war in history. Many of the world?s nations took part in it and formed two opposing military alliances ? The Allies, and The Axis. Therefore, the war was given the name ?World War?, indicating the state of ?total war?. With the death count in the form of millions, this deadly conflict has taken away the lives of many innocent people. The horrors of the world war are still firmly imprinted in the minds and the souls of the people who have experienced it and somehow managed to survive. ...read more.

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The German pride was hurt as the large German army was reduced to a puny 100,000 men, conscription was banned as all men had to be volunteers. The next cause is the failure of the League. Written into the Treaty of Versailles, the League was set up to solve arguments and disputes between countries in a peaceful way as its aims were to maintain world peace after the devastation of World War One. A League Council consisting of Britain, France, Italy and Japan was set up to make decisions that were to be carried out by all the member states. Besides, Hitler?s action had also made a big impact on the World War Two. ...read more.

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Another thing is that the Treaty of Versailles caused the Great Depression in Germany. Many have lost their jobs and businesses have failed in this period of time. The unemployed joined the Communist and National Socialist parties. The Weimar Republic was the government of Germany after World War One. Many have been unpleased by them and opposed them. As their faith in democracy was lost, many turned to those that wished to destroy parliament. The National Socialist party?s leader, Adolf Hitler gained power as the government did little to help them improve their poor living conditions. As America called in her loans to Germany, Germany industry collapsed and this led to the rise of Adolf Hitler. It also promoted self-interest that destroyed the international co-operation ideal of League of Nations. I strongly believe that the Treaty of Versailles is the most significant cause of the World War Two. ...read more.

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