The Great Depression Was the Most Important Reason for World War Ii

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“The Great Depression was the most important reason for the outbreak of WWII”. First of all, to what caused the Great Depression was a number of things. In 1929 the stock market crashed completely. As a result of this thousands of people lost their jobs and became unemployed. Even more so, people became homeless and started begging on the streets. This sent the USA into a huge economic depression. Like a disease, the depression spread around different countries around the world and in Europe especially. The most impacted by this ‘Great Depression’ was Germany. They were affected very badly by it. Businesses went bankrupt, workers were laid off and the list of people unemployed skyrocketed. The Nazis took advantage of this economic crisis and started putting in new attractive looking ideas. They obliterated the communist party in over four years the Nazis were hugely popular. For example, in 1930, the Nazis had only one hundred and seven seats. Only 2 years later, in 1932 they had almost two hundred. They were the single biggest party. They were the well-established power of Germany in the 1930’s. Goebbels, their propaganda chief, was the man who brought Hitler into power from 1929 to 1933. All of this made the Nazis a huge force to reckon with come the beginning of the Second World War. The Great Depression was perhaps the biggest thing that helped the Nazis achieve power so rapidly. Hitler found Germany in a time of desperation and they needed hope. The Nazis injected that hope into Germany and chose a few victims to put the blame on so the people would have someone to blame for the catastrophes of what has happened. The Jews, were perhaps the main victims, however Hitler also blamed the Communists, the Weimar politicians and the Treaty of Versailles. The Nazis eventually created in themselves the Holocaust that was the utter destruction of most of Germany’s
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