World War I couldn’t have ended any worse. The way it was handled was wrong and as a result of that, a war even worse than before broke out. The three main causes of World War II were the ways France, Britain, and Germany handled it diplomatically, socially, and financially. There are sources that show the actions taken by the countries.
After World War I France had made a treaty with the country of Poland that states if either country is attacked, the other will send aid and assistance via money and manpower, “to lend each other immediate aid and assistance, if such a failure is accompanied by an unprovoked recourse to arms…” (Doc 5) This was a key factor in why France went to war against Germany after Poland was invaded by Germany. In an excerpt of Benito Mussolini, What is Fascism, he mentioned that Fascism is “a force limited to the function of recording results.” (Doc 7) Germany was on a conquest to eliminate all of the inferior races, because they weren’t fascist. In a document by British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden it was said that Hitler would go against any treaty even if he wanted to sign it in the first place, “We must be prepared for him to repudiate any treaty even if freely negotiated…” (Doc 9) This would prove to be true when Hitler went against the Non-aggression pact he signed with Russia.
As a result of World War I, many countries were looking for someone to blame for the destruction caused. The allies, led by France and Britain, put all the blame on Germany in the Treaty of Versailles, “The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage…” (Doc 1) While Hitler was in prison, he wrote a book called Mein Kampf; in the book he wrote how Jews were the absolute opposite of the Aryan, who was the ones who contributed the most to society, “The Jew forms the strongest contrast to the Aryan. Hardly in any people of the world is the instinct of...
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