War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder
that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century
alone we have already had two huge wars. These wars were call the World Wars
simply because they involved most of the big countries of the world. Many
people have died in these wars.. especially the second World War. That is my
focus for this essay.
The leader of Germany at the time of WW2 and the person who most think
started WW2 was a man named Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. By
the time that World War 1 started in 1914, he was living in Germany. He served
well in the German Army and for that he earned a medal for bravery. At the end
of the war Hitler decided to take up politics. By 1921 he was already the
founding leader of the Nazi party. Hitler was an incredibly racist man and he
had a great hate for Jews. By 1933, Hitler gained political power by winning
the election. Soon after he made himself absolute dictator, calling himself the
Fuhrer which means "Leader". By the end of the 30's he was already sending Jews
off too concentration camps to meet a horrible death.
I believe that Hitler was one of the greatest causes of World War 2.
Although there are many other reasons, he was definitely one of them. Another
reason was the Treaty of Versailles. This was the treaty that was signed at the
end of World War 1. This treaty outlined the rules that Germany must follow
because of their defeat by Britain and France. Many Germans were angered by the
treaty, for most of the rules in the treaty were unfair and Germany lost a great
amount of wealth. One of the cruelest reasons for the war was Hitler's racist
hate for Jews. He would send them off in cattle cars to places called
concentration camps were they would be slaughtered by the thousands.
World War 2 was huge and involved a lot of countries. There were thousands
of battlefronts and warsites.... [continues]
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