There were many reasons how the Nazi Soviet Pact played a greater part in causing war in 1939 than the policy of appeasement such as an important factor, which let Hitler invade Poland without having to fight a war on two fronts. Also, after the failure of appeasement, the British had guaranteed polish security. Once Germany invaded, the British would be forced to declare war. The Nazi Soviet Pact can be considered major causes of World War Two, however the policy of appeasement was the most important reason for the war. The Nazi-Soviet pact was responsible for the outbreak of war because France and Britain had decided to finally intervene.
The feeling swept especially throughout Britain that the Treaty of Versailles had been too harsh, and Germany should be able to make some amendments to its more extreme elements. The British were not willing to go to war, nor prepared. However Appeasement regardless of the reason failed as it only encouraged Hitler. The result of the appeasement policy was that Britain and France did nothing more than diplomatically protest when Hitler violated the peace treaty. Hitler then announced to the world he was following a policy of re armnent in March 1935 by largely increased military manpower though conscription and announcing the creation of the Luftwaffe of 2500 planes.
An example of this was the remilitarization of the Rhineland in 1936. Britain and France allowed him to do this and the British released a statement saying Hitler was simply, ‘marching into his back yard.’ This policy taught Hitler that aggression paid off. More importantly, Appeasement scared Stalin. Stalin was the dictator in the U.S.S.R. His army were not advanced enough to stand a chance against even a small German army and he feared Britain and France would not help the Soviets if the Germans invaded them. This therefore led to him signing the Nazi-Soviet pact.
Chessman gives good insight of how Roosevelt was eager and anxious to get into war with Spain. Chessman also shows Roosevelt’s aggressive mind when it comes to foreign and domestic policies when Roosevelt says, “I always hate words unless they mean blows” (p.67). This is an important concept Chessman shows because it creates the character of Roosevelt being very aggressive and to the point. Something that was disappointing in chapter five was that Chessman hardly talked about Roosevelt winning the Noble Peace Prize (p.126). Chessman sometimes spoke about what seemed like unimportant events throughout Roosevelt’s life, for example, his cattle ranch in the Dakota Territory.
iii. The Democrats nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was the fifth cousin of famous Theodore Roosevelt and had followed in his footsteps. b. FDR had polio in 1921, and during this time, his wife, Eleanor, became his political partner. i. Eleanor was to become the most active First Lady ever. c. Franklin also lost a friend in 1932 when he and Al Smith both sought the Democratic nomination.
The next morning, September 1, 1939 began the Blitzkrieg, in which methods were used to quickly invade and take over Poland. The same day, Britain and France sent Hitler a message: Withdraw from Poland or they would go to war against Germany. With the army continuing to go further into Poland, the choice was made. As time went on, millions more lives were being taken for reasons other than the war. Throughout the Holocaust, courageous people were taking a stand against the horrible things that were happening.
Hitler then took away the “Power of the People” by replacing parliament with a self proclaimed dictatorship, which most Germans welcomed. Hitler was often described as a “Leader that got mad with power” as he lead a war that lead to many, many people dying. This so called “madness” leads to him taking over Poland and starting the war, consequently meaning Germany broke the “Treaty of Versailles”. After Germany took over Poland, Britain declared war on Germany as they refused to leave from Germany and the fact that they broke the “Treaty of Versailles”. After Britain declared war on Germany, France joined in with Britain as they felt threatened that Germany was going to take over them.
Truman made some decisions that ultimately had a huge effect in the build up to the cold war. When plans were made for the division of power after WWII, Truman originally opposed America ganging up against Russia and said he would keep the agreements that were made with them. But Truman wanted to appear decisive and tough and he was not prepared to accept any deal if he could not get the majority of it his way. When Truman went to the Potsdam Conference in July 1945, he went there only to advance American Interest and he believed that the atomic bomb was the way to do this. Though this treat he was able to have his way at the Yalta conference.
It is clear that if the Western Powers were against Hitler, war could have been avoided, it encouraged Hitler, Hitler could never be appeased, and that it prompted the Nazi-Soviet Pact. However due to its failure the policy of appeasement, to some extent was responsible for the collapse of International Pease by 1939, but not mainly responsible. There were superseded by other factors: Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, role of Hitler and the failure of League of Nations. Appeasement means giving into a nations demand in order to avoid further conflict or war. World War 1 caused the death of nearly nine million people and cost huge sums of money.
Guderian led the attack on Poland in September 1939 and his success created controversy throughout the world. Despite this easy victory Guderian objected to the planned Western Offensive. When Hitler ordered the plan to go ahead, Guderian, who served under General Paul von Kliest, attacked at great speed and crossing the crossed the Meuse near Sedan on 14th May. Kleist now ordered Guderian to wait until the arrival of General Siegmund List and his 12th Army. Guderian disagreed with Kleist's view that the