• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Why had international Peace Collapsed by 1939?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

*************************************************************************** Ginny McCullough 10B2 Homework Why had international Peace Collapsed by 1939? 27th of March 03 *************************************************************************** When Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933 he was pledged to reverse the treaty of Versailles and to increase German territory. Hitler was pledged to reverse the treaty of Versailles and to increase German territory because he said he would in his book Mein kampf. He was pledged to carry out these actions because he had promised them in 1924 only if he was elected into power. In 1933 the people liked his pledges so they elected him so he could carry out his pledges, now Hitler could get to work. The treaty was a constant reminder of defeat and humiliation. Hitler believed the treaty was unfair and made Germany look weak so he had to abolish it. If Hitler were going to demolish the treaty of Versailles then he would also get back the land that was taken away from Hitler in the treaty. So he could really kill two birds with one stone. Hitler wanted to gain more land too and build an Empire so he could also increase German territory. Hitler's people expected the pledges to be for filled so Hitler must complete them to keep Germany satisfied with its leader. ...read more.

Middle

The only reason they wanted to appease Italy is to have a strong ally against Hitler. This demonstrated to Hitler that the League thought it would extra strength against Hitler in a war and would use appeasement to get it. Because the League also failed to protect Abyssinia then this shows Hitler another failure of strength after Manchuria making the League look like a walk over. Because the League was so busy with the Abyssinian debate they failed to see what Hitler would be doing with the time the league was too busy to watch Him. Hitler was building up Troops and weapons that were not allowed by the treaty of Versailles. On the 7th of March in 1936 Hitler moved his troops into the Rhineland an act that was not allowed in the treaty. This was because the league had not been paying enough attention to Hitler's movements and was too distracted with the Abyssinian debate and protecting themselves. In 1936 Hitler and Mussolini signed an agreement called the Rome Berlin Axis. So from the failure of Abyssinia Hitler had got a new ally rearmed land and was breaking the treaty of Versailles. *************************************************************************** In 1936 Hitler began his policy of expanding German influence over areas and was encouraged to do so. ...read more.

Conclusion

*************************************************************************** Although it was Hitler's actions that led to war, many other factors were important in making the war happen. Such as Chamberlain encouraging Hitler's growing ambitions. Chamberlain appeased Hitler to try and make him satisfied and only encouraged Hitler to think that he could get away with more and more and do nothing wrong. Also if the League had told Hitler from the start that he must not be so ambitious then would probably would have stopped then. The League made too many ineffective delayed decisions that would have had no effect on Hitler but only bought him more time to rearm. Many causes that influenced Hitler were to blame like communism he had a big ambition to crush it. The treaty of Versailles must be crushed and Hitler wanted revenge for the treaty. Events in Manchuria and Abyssinia would have distracted the Leagues attention from Hitler to the situations. The Nazi Soviet Pact was a cause because it gave Hitler the path to invade the rest of Poland and the war started from there. The League should have done more to stop Hitler at an earlier stage than letting him get away with things and encouraging him. By Ginny McCullough ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Why did international peace collapse by 1939?

    3 star(s)

    The League of Nations proved incapable of stopping them. It lacked an army and the power to enforce international law. The United States had refused to join the League or become involved in European disputes. Great Britain and France were unwilling to risk another war so soon after World War I.

  2. The Italian Conquest of Abyssinia: How far was the LoN to blame?

    While source A uses dogs to represent countries, source B uses sacks. The fact that dogs are closer to humans than sacks allows source A to have a huge advantage over source B. What I mean by this is that dogs are living and really significant things such as facial expressions and movement can be shown through them.

  1. Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

    The Nazi-Soviet Pact caused tension as not only had Britain and France thought their old allies would be on their side again they also knew Hitler was after some of this Lebensraum. Britain and France signed a deal to protect Romania, Poland and Greece if they were attacked.

  2. Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

    In 1936 Hitler began his policy of reclaiming lost German territory. Hitler sent troops into the Rhineland, and made anti-communist alliances with Japan and Italy, and it was the Allies' policy of Appeasement that let him get away with it.

  1. British Policy of Appeasement May 1937 - March 1939.

    entry of the German army into Belgium, to serve as the railway junction for reinforcements and supply, could be accepted.' 'Schlieffen did not consider it out of the question, in view of the then [1905] political situation, as he judged it, that German diplomacy might succeed on the outbreak of

  2. adolf hitler

    On one day alone, three out of eight of the regiment's despatch-runners were killed. For the first time since he was at primary school Hitler was a success. Hitler won five medals including the prestigious Iron Cross during the First World War.

  1. Why did World War 2 occur? Why did the international peace Treaty collapse in ...

    It is particularly associated with British policy towards Hitler in the 1930s. In 1938 war seemed imminent, with Mussolini's help a final meeting was held in Munich on 29 September. While Europe strained itself the great leaders of Britain, Germany, France and Italy decided on the fate of Czechoslovakia.

  2. Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?

    The Manchurian crisis and the Abyssinian crisis. The depression had given America a hard blow, and both the Americans and the Chinese put up trade barriers against Japanese goods. The collapse of the American market put the Japanese economy in crisis, and without this much needed trade Japan couldn't feed its people.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work