World War II

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The main cause of World War Two was the failure to bring a just peace between nations after the end of World War One. Many argue that the main cause was the rise to power of Adolf Hitler in Germany. The end of World War I left Germany feeling humiliated and defeated. In order to restore their national honor and pride, Germans voted Hitler into power and he tried to conquer Europe. Germany’s humiliation was mainly caused by the Treaty of Versailles. Despite the opinions of many different people, there were three main causes for World War II. Different people have different opinions about the causes of World War II. The three most excepted causes are Prussian Militarism, appeasement, and Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Prussian Militarism was the force that made Germany so powerful, and made it possible for Hitler to be given so much power. Appeasement was also a main cause of the war because Britain, France, and other European countries did not want to go to war again. They had the military strength to stop Germany, but they adopted a “pacifist” philosophy because they were not prepared to enter another war. During British and French “pacifist” period, Hitler grew the German military very rapidly. By the time Britain and France went to stop Hitler’s Germany, it was too powerful and could not be stopped. Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Germany was also a main cause of World War II. Hitler reignited Prussian Militarism after Germany’s defeat in World War I. He had a great power in Germany under his total control. Hitler planned an attempt to vastly expand the German empire and dominate the entire world (Causes of World War 2). Adolf Hitler gained so much power in Germany because he promised to restore their national honor. After the Treaty of Versailles, Germany felt very defeated and humiliated. The Treaty of Versailles was what officially ended World War I, but many Germans thought it was too harsh. In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, and Georges

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