Churchill believed that in order to guarantee the security of Czechoslovakia, Europe should have held Germany back and Britain and France should have worked together as an alliance. George F. Kennan, an American Secretary of State during the cold war also disagreed with the Munich Agreement. Kennan thought that Chamberlain and Daladier only agreed with Germany’s proposal only because they didn’t want to participate in war. Chamberlain and Daladier wanted to maintain the peace in Europe. (Document 6) As written in The Origins of the Second World War, by A.J.P.
Realizing that without power they could in no way influence the outcome of anything nationally or internationally Bismarck and Wilhelm held power in high importance. Therefore it was natural for Bismarck to want to become a European power, and eventually succeeded in becoming so. Because of this it was understandable that Wilhelm would want to continue on with Bismarck’s legacy and make Germany into a world power. The means in which Wilhelm II took to achieve this was to colonize Africa and to enlarge the German navy. By doing this Wilhelm aggravated Britain because they had the largest navy in the world and because Wilhelm was colonizing along the borders of British colonies.
The Political Policies and Philosophies of the Axis and Allies Countries For centuries, the German people have felt that their national destiny, their greatest chance for security, lay in domination of the east, i.e., European Russia/Ukraine. German settlers were scattered throughout the region and were very influential. Otherwise Germany had little interest in expansion. The battles in France, Norway, etal. were really defensive in nature, where Germany tried to gain an edge before the western Allies grew too strong.
THE CAUSES OF WORLD WAR ONE Name: 1. a. After examining one of the maps of Europe, explain whether Germany or Great Britain had the greater need for a strong navy. Germany b. Explain why you chose this country. Because Germany was surrounded by the Triple Entente .So that means Germany was land-locked.
Following this, Bismarck turned his attention to Austria as he wanted them out of the Bund so he could fulfil his vision of a unified Germany under Prussian leadership. This war between Prussia and Austria proved to be a success for Bismarck as 21 states north of the River Main formed a new German state under Prussian leadership and he also took over Schleswig, Holstein, Hesse-Cassel, Frankfurt and Hanover under Prussian control. All of this new power meant that Bismarck was another step closer towards a unified Germany as he had gained full control of the German states that had been under control by its enemy. The final reason and believed key factor to German unification was Bismarck’s victory in the Franco Prussian War. As France threatened to declare war due to Bismarck’s manipulation, this caused
The motives behind the French action : the "Rhinegold" or the Rhine? Poincaré, who had been closely identified with the nationalist right-wing forces in France since his period in office as French President before the war, hoped that the occupation of the Ruhr would solve his government's domestic problems. At the very least it was anticipated that the increased pressure on Germany would increase the flow
What was Bismarck's vision domestically for the united Germany? How successful was he achieving his aims? Germany was unified in 1871 by Prussia's supremacy against France in the Franco-Prussian war. Under the reign of Kaiser William I (1871-1888), Bismarck was the most powerful man in the Empire and dominated the government of the Reich. He wanted a new constitution, the army to be well maintained, religion to be subordinated against the united Germany, Prussia to be economically strengthened and to curb the growth of socialism.
To what extent was Bismarck solely responsible for the unification of Germany by 1871? There is often historical debate over who and what was responsible for the unification of Kleindeutsch (small Germany); Otto Van Bismarck was by no means solely responsible for the unification of Germany, however, he was a key player in bringing unification around and has to be recognised as an important factor contributing towards German unification by 1871. Other elements of German life that allowed for Unification to finally be brought about included the strong position of the German economy by 1871, nationalisn and its rapid growth up to and including 1871 and the political factors that made unification in Germany possible in the end The economic union in Germany had quite a large and to all effects major impact upon the unification of Germany. This is not to state however, that it was by any means the main factor contributing to the unification of Germany. Mckinnon emphasizes that the unification of Germany was not an unavoidable outcome of economical forces.
When Hitler became the chancellor of Germany, he issued conscription and also began to rearm his army and build up his army capacity in order to invade both countries such as Czechoslovakia and Poland. In conclusion , even though increased militarism was one of the reasons why the second world war started , it was not the main cause of it. I believed that Britain and France hadn’t followed the policy of Appeasement, Hitler would not have the confidence to implement his plans to take over Eastern Europe. By allowing Hitler to reoccupy the Rhineland (which was against the Treaty of Versailles) Britain and France gave the impression that they were weak, and this allow Hitler to rebuild his army to invade other countries. (Note: the title is from a gcse paper but the essay is
It was the challenge of the previously un-opposed British Navy which would provide the vital foundation for the expansion of Germany’s empire and the Pan-Germanist aspirations. In 1914, Germany thought itself as the