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Causes Of Wwii Essay

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The aftermath of WWI, the largest war of that time period with the most casualties in which all of Europe was involved, led to situations politically, because of the unfair treatment that the Treaty of Versailles, which was a treaty that was used after WWI to help create peace and stability in Europe, imposed on Germany, the uprise of fascism as seen in Italy with Benito Mussolini, which was a form of government with one leader which was a dictator, socially through the foundations of ubermensch, a concept written by Nietzsche which stated that humans can evolve through struggle, ideology provided by Adolf Hitler, from propaganda, which was generally media that exaggerated and even lied to ...view middle of the document...

The nationalistic pride of the so called Aryans that sought destruction to all inferior races, the propaganda spread throughout Germany, and widespread poverty, were all factors that helped start WWII. In document 4, Mein Kampf, or My Struggle, written by Adolf Hitler, and in it writes exclusively about the power of the Aryan race which he believed were the Germans, and encouraged them to seek to destroy all those who were inferior and held back the strength of the Aryan race. This was all written while serving a 5 year prison sentence for trying to overthrow the government, and would give Germans a reason and will to power. In document 6, the propaganda which was used in Germany in order to strike a desire in the citizens to want victory for Germany and to join the Nazi army is displayed in a draft for a Student Composition on the Advantages of War. In document 8, by Heinrich Hauser in “With Germany’s Unemployed”, the amount of poverty is expressed and was a result of the Treaty of Versailles, thus creating a deep smoldering hatred toward those who wronged them and robbed them of their wealth in the hearts of the German peoples. This all provided a deep sense of pride and nationalism in Germany, which is all that was needed to provoke such a starting war, and many of these nationalistic values can be to blame for the economic crisis of that time.The unfairness of the Treaty of Versailles created deep internal issues in the German...

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