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.
Because of all the shame and chaos the Treaty of Versailles brought to the Germans, the German people felt the need to take revenge, hence the rise of Adolf Hitler. Hitler promised Germans the destruction of the Treaty of Versailles, promising to regain the land once lost (ex. The Polish Corridor and The Sudeten Land) and mainly promising people revenge. Overall, the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany, and only lead to the Germans seeking revenge. Adolf Hitler, whose actions and words are believed to be one of the major causes of WWII, was the leader of the Nazi party.
This meant that tensions would increase because the Germans would have wanted revenge, thus meaning a war would be very possible. Furthermore, the treaty was to blame because it placed many land restrictions on Germany. Germany lost 13% of its land and 10% of its population. For example, Germany lost the Sudetenland to Czechoslovakia, Danzig became a free city, North Schleswig went to Denmark, the Saar region was under the control of the League of Nation's for 15 years and an Anschluss (union) with Austria was forbidden. Again, one of the main aims of Hitler's foreign policy was to unite all German speakers.
World War two began in September 1, 1939 when the Nazi-controlled Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, invaded Poland. Adolf Hitler was a dictator of Germany that believes his country needs to rebuild its power after the Treaty of Versailles made its economy collapsed. The treaty required Germany to pay enormous reparations and force to accept the complete responsibility of the war. Germany was supported by Italy and Japan that was mostly in action on Asia. The three countries alliance was also known as the Axis Power.
Hitler was to blame is the common answer. By attacking Poland on all fronts, instead of occupying Danzig and the corridor, showed that Hitler was intent on conquering non German's, not simply to recover the German's lost as a result of the Versailles Treaty. Martin Gilbert ("The Appeasers," p.112), argues that Hitler's motive was to remove the stigma of Germay's defeat in WW 1. Hugh Trevor-Roper ("The failure of Appeasement", p.188) says that Hitler intended on a major right from the start because he hated communism and wanted to crush the USSR so the destruction of Poland was only the preliminary to his main goal. His non-aggression pact with the USSR was a fraud.
“Asses the significance of the North African campaign in the Allied victory in WWII” The North African Campaign was a key part of World War II as it was the first real defeat on Germany, allowing the allies to attack, and ultimately pulled them further away from victory in the East. The significant elements from the North African campaign for the allied victory in WWII included; it assured the British still gained control of the Suez canal, the creation of the United States involvement into the war, the tactical significance, Germany had to fight a 3 front war. The conflict in North Africa rose around Italy’s eagerness to utilise Germany’s 6-week successful invasion of France and make an impact on the war. In September 1940 Italian General Graziani invaded British colony of Egypt sparking the campaign. Italy did not hold a threat to the British until March 1941 when German Africa Korps counterattacked under the command of General Rommel.
After Germany’s defeat in World War One Germany were made to sign the demoralizing and humiliating Treaty of Versailles where they would have to; accept responsibility for the war, pay reparations of $33 Billion, reduce their armed forces and they also lost much of their once great German Empire. And so one of his aims was to abolish the Treaty and in doing so he remilitarized the Rhineland, Unite German-speaking countries and other territories that were lost and also increase the size and power of the army. Hitler was successful at achieving these aims because in March 1936 he remilitarized the Rhineland then in 1938 he declared that Austria and Germany would unify together in the Anschluss before turning his attention to the German influenced Sudetenland and the rest of Czechoslovakia and then also during the 1930s Germany would continue to re arm under Hitler and would use the Spanish civil war as a testing ground for their new army and also any future tactics for example the Blitzkrieg. Under
These consequences were significant for many reasons, particularly due to their impact on society, allies and the opposition, as well as inducing the beginning of WWII. The first cause of Hitler becoming Chancellor was Germany signing the Treaty of Versailles in June of 1919. After the end of WWI, the allies forced Germany to sign a peace treaty. In this treaty Germany was forced to take the blame for the War, pay reparations (which were set at 6.6 billion pounds in April 1921) as well as reducing their army to 100,000 men, getting rid of any air force, as well as being limited to 6 battleships. Germany also lost all overseas colonies, and their boundaries within Europe were reduced, losing in total 13.5% of their territory, which included losing 7 million people to neighbouring countries.
He was beheaded. However 75 years on Van der Lubbe was pardoned and his conviction overturned. Many historians believe that the Nazis were responsible for the setting of the fire in order to discredit the left wing and exploit the fears many Germans had of communism. It also served to increase the popularity of the Nazi Party. The day after the destruction of the Reichstag by fire Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg to approve the decree For The Protection Of The People And The State 28th February 1933.
5. Analyse the reasons for the defeat of Germany in the Second World War. Throughout the Second World War, more precisely after the German invasion of France on May 1940, many key decisions were made by the German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler which ultimately led to Germany's defeat. Considering the weak military state of Britain during the first crucial years of the war, as well as the USSR's military unpreparedness after German invasion, it can and will be argued that Adolf Hitler and many of his military decisions were the key reasons for the defeat of Germany in the Second World War, or more precisely the reasons why Germany could not come out victorious. Following the successful invasion of France when the German forces penetrated the Maginot Line through the Ardennes region, Hitler quickly mobilized his ground forces and Panzer divisions to the town of Dunkirk in just 10 days.