In this essay I will discuss the title question and come to a conclusion on whether or not I agree. For me, one of the main causes of ww2 was the fact that The Treaty of Versailles was extremely harsh on Germany; this created a build up of anger and resentment from Germans, and also put them in a financial depression. Although Hitler had no control over this, he played on their poverty to receive votes and gain power. He also built up Germany’s resentment against the United Nations, which made his people pro war. Many people believe another fault of the League of Nations that contributed to war was; how they appeased Hitler by letting him have Czechoslovakia.
Study all the sources- use your own knowledge to assess how far the sources support the interpretation that Churchill’s domestic policies and attitudes in the 1920s were disastrous for his reputation It’s certainly the case, sources B, C and D support the assertion in the question which was that Churchill’s domestic policies and attitudes in the 1920s did in fact mean disastrous things for his reputation. This is because these sources all contain accusations that Churchill’s decisions have made a negative impact on Churchill’s political career/reputation. Unlike sources A and E which go against the assertion and claim his policies haven’t tarnished his reputation. Source A which is from David Low’s autobiography claims Churchill has “a talent for self-advertisement; and to cap it all, imagination and guts” Apart from the fact that he also “could never accept him as a democrat” this shows us it was interpreted in a good way and his policies didn’t affect his reputation. The source does express how Churchill disliked any political movements from the working class.
This furthered the Indian’s desire for independence but they were still faced with the challenges of overcoming the divisions within India. Members of Congress were appalled by this high-handed action. The main opposition to India’s independence from the British came from one faction of the Conservative Party which later formed itself into the ‘Imperial Defence League’, as told in source 16. It sates ‘the government of India act that emerged in 1935’ ‘was attacked both in Britain going too far and in India for not going far enough’ an example of such would be Ramsey McDonald, the labour prime minister saying parliamentary democracy could no more be transferred to India than ice in an Englishman’s
While they were friends, both the USSR and the United States still did not agree with each other in terms of government, but both thought that it was more important to work together fighting against Germany. World War 2 left Germany in tatters, and after this the allies divided it into four parts. One part of the country was given to USA, France, Britain and Russia. Berlin, situated in Eastern Germany, split as well although it was part of the quarter that was made Soviet after World War 2. The USSR and the United States were friends during World War II only because both countries did not approve of Nazi Germany's ideology.
Do You Agree With The View That Wolseys Fall From Power Was Mainly The Result Of Anne Boleyns Hostility Towards Him? (40 Marks) I agree with the view that Wolsey’s fall from power was mainly the result of Anne Boleyn’s hostility towards him. Both sources 4 and 5 agree also, however source 6 contrasts the idea and suggests other reasons for his downfall. Source 4 is a letter from Anne to Wolsey himself, in which Anne is expressing her severe displeasure with him in his failure to grant Henry a divorce from Catherine. Now this source supports the idea that Wolsey’s fall from power was due to Anne’s hostility towards him.
Hatred for this document was still rife in Germany and so Hitler, who openly detested the Treaty, became the obvious choice. As well as this, the problems of 1923 were still fresh in people’s minds and no one wanted a repeat. Hitler’s opponents failed to cooperate and so failed to deal with the depression and this only made the Nazi party seem like a more attractive option. Although the Weimar constitution definitely had its weaknesses, these were only emphasised and so utilised by Hitler due to the great depression and might not have seemed so severe in a different political
How far do you agree with the view that the origins of the Cold War in 1945 and 1946 owed much to ideological differences and little to personalities and conflicting national interests? The origins of the Cold War formed out of ideological differences as well as conflicting national interests such as an expansionist policy by the USSR and a clash of personalities between key leaders, such as Stalin and the new American President Truman. Furthermore, the use of the atomic bomb by the USA had caused mistrust between superpowers and led to heightened tensions causing for a Cold War. To a certain extent the mutual distrust and the ideological differences was a prime reason for the origins of the Cold War between the USSR and the Western allies. The USSR's need to 'defend it's national interests' and safeguard the empire from further attacks, especially after a loss of 20 million Soviet Citizens due to World War 2, caused them to station over 11 million Red Army soldiers to occupy Eastern Europe.
As a result of propaganda like this, German Americans many of whose ancestors had lived in America for centuries — faced persecution during the war. So in the end propaganda did help in the war effort of the British by having the Americans join their side? In Germany the people were not certain about the government’s way of doing things was completely right causing the government to loss some power over the people. In conclusion, in my opinion, propagandas took important roles in the war. The propagandas helped
The reparations imposed on the country under the Weimar Republic caused many political problems within the nation. The Weimar Republic was associated with failure in WW1 since it had signed the Treaty of Versailles that had ended the war, this in turn caused a strong sense of unpopularity towards the government from the people of Germany, as it was believed that the Republic had ended the war too early and that Germany could have fought on. This left the Germans feeling humiliated, along with the harsh limitations on the German armed forces and also the concept that Germany and it's allies was to blame for starting the war, known as the War Guilt Clause.In addition, when the German people discovered that the Weimar Republic failed in making the Treaty fair towards them, the government became even more unpopular. They people were outraged at the fact that the government had accepted these conditions, despite the fact that there was not a lot else the Republic could do. This added to the already high level of unpopularity of the government, after signing the armistice to the end the war, consequently resulting in the government being named the 'November Criminals'.
Who was to blame for the Cold War? In 1945, the Soviet Union and the USA were Allies who trusted each other but by 1947 when the Cold War started, they were moral enemies and distrusted one another. Truman who took over in 1945, distrusted Stalin and was convinced that the Soviet Union intended to take over all of Europe. The problem was, both countries has different ideas and viewpoints : America wanted to spread freedom and democracy across the globe, which conflicted the ideas the Soviet Union had and their plans to overthrow Capitalism. Both the United States and the USSR believed that their respective survival was at stake, and each was therefore prepared to take any steps to win.