Notes+10.7.2010 - History 158C 10.7.2010 Origins of WWII I....

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History 158C 10.7.2010 Origins of WWII I. The Debate No final conclusion, consensus Missing Documents o Hitler s Diary the Spiegel forgeries o Vichy France racial laws in Petain s handwriting Hitler s War vs. Thirty Years War Theses o Hitler s War exaggeration, but grain of truth Didn t plan world domination o Thirty Years War Thesis WWI never ended failure to solve German issue leads to conflict (WWII) Not convincing implies determinism Excludes Great Depression, importance of leaders, etc To ignore that period = to ignore history o Civil War ideologies clash Spain conflict in the streets II. Systemic Instability Weakness of Treaty of Versailles Absence of key players US, USSR Disarray of victor powers Fragility of international economy New peace keeping machinery tested, overstretched Germany still potentially powerful o Industry; didn t lose land o Economic potential to dominate Europe
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course HIST 158C taught by Professor Adamthwaite during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Notes+10.7.2010 - History 158C 10.7.2010 Origins of WWII I....

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