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Unformatted text preview: of the country and led Germany into war. His actions were not consequences of state pressure or national competition, but his own self desires and his own personal desire for power. Any individual that made Hitler believe he or she was a threat was immediately terminated, eliminating any forms of pressure from government officials. Waltz does pose a good argument, and in many cases, wars have been started because of national insecurity and a competitive drive on an international level. However, this does not hold true for every case and is not a way of describing the cause of war. Each case must be seen from an individual standpoint and analyze based on facts independent of each distinct situation. In the case of Nazi Germany during World War II, Adolf Hitler rose to power based on individual gain rather than pressure of any type and is therefore contradictory of Waltzs argument. Therefore, this is a falsifying situation that proves Waltz incorrect....
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course HIST 2a taught by Professor Digeser during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08
- World History