Effects of WW2 - EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR II HIS/120 Alberto...

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EFFECTS OF WORLD WAR IIHIS/120Alberto BarceloUniversity of Phoenix
LEADING INTO WWIIAFTER THE GERMANS WERE DEFEATED INWWI THE COUNTRY WAS LEFT IN POVERTY,HAVING TO PAY REPARATIONS AND THEYLOST PART OF THE GERMAN LAND MASSGERMANY IN 1924 AND 1929 AGREED TOPAY REPARATIONS UNDER THE DAWES PLANAND THE YOUNG PLAN, BUT THEDEPRESSION LED TO THE CANCELLATION OFREPARATIONS IN 1932.(HISTORYCOM, 2016)(Historyonthenetcom,2016)
THE TREATY OF VERSAILLESIN 1919, LLOYD GEORGE OF ENGLAND,ORLANDO OF ITALY, CLEMENCEAU OFFRANCE AND WOODROW WILSONFROM THE US MET TO DISCUSS HOWGERMANY WAS TO BE MADE TO PAYFOR THE DAMAGE WORLD WAR ONEHAD CAUSED.(HISTORYONTHENETCOM, 2016)(Historyonthenetcom,2016)
HITLER’S RISE TO POWERAFTER BECOMING REICH CHANCELLOR IN 1933, HITLER SWIFTLY CONSOLIDATEDPOWER, ANOINTING HIMSELF FÜHRER (SUPREME LEADER) IN 1934. OBSESSEDWITH THE IDEA OF THE SUPERIORITY OF THE “PURE” GERMAN RACE, WHICH HECALLED “ARYAN,” HITLER BELIEVED THAT WAR WAS THE ONLY WAY TO GAIN THENECESSARY “LEBENSRAUM,” OR LIVING SPACE, FOR THAT RACE TO EXPAND. INTHE MID-1930S, HE BEGAN THE REARMAMENT OF GERMANY, SECRETLY AND INVIOLATION OF THE VERSAILLES TREATY. AFTER SIGNING ALLIANCES WITH ITALYAND JAPAN AGAINST THE SOVIET UNION, HITLER SENT TROOPS TO OCCUPYAUSTRIA IN 1938 AND THE FOLLOWING YEAR ANNEXED CZECHOSLOVAKIA.HITLER’S OPEN AGGRESSION WENT UNCHECKED, AS THE UNITED STATES ANDSOVIET UNION WERE CONCENTRATED ON INTERNAL POLITICS AT THE TIME, ANDNEITHER FRANCE NOR BRITAIN (THE TWO OTHER NATIONS MOST DEVASTATEDBY THE GREAT WAR) WERE EAGER FOR CONFRONTATION. (HISTORYCOM, 2016)

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