What Were The Causes Of World War 2

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What were the causes of the Second World War? The causes of World War II were nationalistic tensions, unresolved issues, and resentments resulting from the First World War. The interwar period in Europe, plus the effects of the Great Depression in the 1930s and the culmination of events that led to the outbreak of war are generally understood to be the 1939 in September when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany's invasion of Poland. Although the outbreak of war was triggered by Germany's invasion of Poland, the causes of the war are more complex. The Treaty of Versailles was seen as particularly unfair by those Germans who accepted the myth that Germany was never defeated on the battlefield in World War I - a myth propagated by Field Marshals Hindenburg and Ludendorff, even though they were the two who told the government to seek an armistice. Yet the treaty itself is not what started World War II (though it didn't stop it from happening). Rather, it was the unwillingness of Great Powers such as Great Britain and France, along with the League of Nations, to uphold the treaty provisions. When Germany announced that it had an air force; that they were re-introducing military conscription, re-occupying the demilitarized Rhineland; and had reached a naval agreement with Great Britain that allowed them to build a navy thirty-five percent the size of Great Britain's (roughly the size of France's) -- the League of Nations only provided paper protests and the Versailles treaty became as dead as a doornail. World War II was started not only by Hitler's aspirations, but by an enfeebled West which did not comprehend the magnitude of its inaction. Leading up to the war, some European countries had weakened their own military forces (Denmark had basically disarmed itself, which made it the almost ideal trampoline for German forces into Norway) or had
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