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Throughout the 20th century there has been a series of events that no man could ever hope to overlook. These events have changed the lives of so many that it is impossible to count up to the number in one life time. It is these occurrences in the past that have altered the way we, as humans, look at modern civilization today. An extraordinary amount of dire and both fortunate and unfortunate events have happened causing life-changing results in both the past and in modern society. In the 20th century, events such as these have had both a devastating and a great impact in the world.

One event in particular that happened in the 20th century is the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty was signed as a peace making process at the end of WWI even though absolutely no peace would come as a result of it. The treaty was signed in order to make an already overwhelmed Germany pay off war debts that it could not. This treaty would also be the start of a chain of dreadful events to come. One of these events included the rise of a man named Adolf Hitler in Germany in 1934. Hitler’s lust for a powerful Germany and the pursuit for the perfect Aryan race led to the Holocaust. Hitler released the Nuremburg Laws in Germany in 1935 which basically took away all rights of Jewish citizens living in Germany. This, in turn, would later lead to the death of 6 million innocent Jewish lives, solely based on there religion and way of life. The Holocaust will always be remembered for the desecrating impact it has had on the world.

Pursuing this further, Hitler was given territory in the beginning by the Munich Conference which caused his him to further expand his greed. Hitler was again given territory by Prime Minister of Great Britain, Neville Chamberlain to keep him satisfied. At this point Hitler thought he could get away anything, which led to the German invasion of Poland in 1939. This event would trigger the start of WWII and thus cause further conflict between...
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