Essay on Causes of World War Ii

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Causes of World War ll After World War l, the world was trying to recover from the harsh effects of the war. In the 1920’s, twenty years after World War 1, the world was able to maintain world peace within. Everyone had the mindset of avoiding another war at all costs. Then ironically, in the 1930’s, new threats to the world peace arose, and another war seemed to be inevitable. No actions taken to stop the war from happening proved to be effective. A convergence of events contributed to the beginning of World War 11; including the failure of the League of Nations, Hitler’s actions, and the declaration of war on Germany by Great Britain and France. The League of Nations proved to be ineffective, and failed to tale appropriate actions …show more content…
Textbook p. 716 ( exceeded the number of troops he was allowed to have ) iii. Textbook p. 716 ( formed treaty with Mussolini called the Rome-Berlin Axis) iv. Textbook p. 716 (Anschluss) b. Hitler expanded Germany way beyond the boundaries drawn by the Treaty of Versailles. i. Textbook p. 718 (Munich Conference, Sudetenland was annexed to Germany ii. Textbook p. 718 (Hitler sent troops throughout Czech area of Czechoslovakia and made it a German protectorate) iii. Textbook p. 718 ( Hitler declared the Slovakia part independent, but he later seized control of it too) Alliances were put in place to help countries if Germany were to attack, which caused several other countries to get involved in conflict. a. Czechoslovakia had an agreement with France and the Soviet Union, and they both agreed to help if Germany was to invade. i. Textbook p. 718 (The Soviet alliance only helped the Czechs if France did) ii. Textbook p. 718 (France turned to Great Britain for help) iii. Textbook p. 718 ( Great Britain agreed to help Poland if Germany attacked them) b. The Nonaggression Pact between France, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union brought about protest from many countries that the pact affected, and dragged out too long that it became a stalemate. i. Textbook p. 718 (Soviets insisted on mutual military pact between all countries involved) ii. Textbook p.

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