Causes of WWII
World War two started in September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland. WWII broke out for many different reasons; the effects of the harsh Treaty of Versailles; the Great Depression, which directly lead to the rise of Hitler, whose actions and speeches are considered as a major cause of WWII. Furthermore, the weakness and complete failure of the League of Nations and policy of appeasement followed by Britain and France helped cause WWII. In the following essay the major reasons of why WWII started are to be explained thoroughly.
The first major reason was the Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919 after WWI ended. The Treaty of Versailles left Germany with only 100,000 soldiers and 6 battleships, which once used to be a strong and enormous army was now a weak and small army. In addition, Germany had to pay an amount of 6.6 billion to France and Britain, since it had to take responsibility for starting WWI. This lead to hyperinflation in Germany, causing an economic crisis. Because of all the shame and chaos the Treaty of Versailles brought to the Germans, the German people felt the need to take revenge, hence the rise of Adolf Hitler. Hitler promised Germans the destruction of the Treaty of Versailles, promising to regain the land once lost (ex. The Polish Corridor and The Sudeten Land) and mainly promising people revenge. Overall, the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany, and only lead to the Germans seeking revenge.
Adolf Hitler, whose actions and words are believed to be one of the major causes of WWII, was the leader of the Nazi party. Hitler believed that to become a strong, powerful country he had to use force and go to war with other countries. Hitler’s beliefs and ideas strongly supported war and the use of violence and aggression. Since his goals were to destroy the Treaty of Versailles and make Germany a strong and respected country once again he was elected by the German people. As soon as Hitler came to power he started...