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Why Did War Break Out In 1939

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Why Did War Break Out In 1939? Reparations from the treaty left many people in the nations feeling guilty. The loss of the land to other countries made Hitler's early aggression look justified. But, most of all, the Treaty made the Germans angry, just waiting for their chance for revenge. The league didn't help either, it was weak from the beginning, and had spectacular failures in Manchuria and Abyssinia and in making Hitler keep to the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.


Appeasement encouraged war. It made Hitler think no one dare stop him, which encouraged him to go further and further until in the end he went too far. The Sudetenland led Stalin to make the Nazi-Soviet Pact, because he believed he could not trust Britain. This made Germany stronger. Hitler was annoyed by the treaty and decided to stop following completely and he began conscription and built the air force. ...read more.


Many of Hitler's men warned him that this may provoke an attack, but Britain and France appeased and let him slip away with it. Then in the March of 1938, Austria was taken into the Reich. Sudetenland returns to Germany. Once again in March, but in 1939, Slovakia became a separate state and becomes allied to Germany. In the September of 1939, Germany attacks and takes Poland, but Britain, France and their allies declared war on Germany due to a treaty with Poland. World War II had now begun. ...read more.

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