DBQ Germany is a peaceful place now, but that was a totally different story about 100 years ago. Just recently, a debt was paid off that had been a burden to the country for the past century. This debt was from World War I and all the repercussions the Treaty of Versailles inflicted on Germany. At the time, Germany was the only country blamed for the war, which is why they had such a large bill to pay for all the damages the war caused throughout Europe. But with this debt, Germany slumped into a period of political unrest. Resulting in harsh dictators to come in and take control, which ultimately would lead to, without a doubt, World War II. And most likely would not have been able to be avoided. After the Treaty of Versailles, Germany now faced a tough problem. As stated in article 232 of the Treaty of Versailles in Document 2, “The Allied and Associated Governments…require, and Germany undertakes, that she will make compensation for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allied and Associated during the period of the belligerency of each as an Allied or Associated Power against Germany.” This would mean that Germany would be faced with a thirty three billion dollar debt in order to pay for all the damages caused by the war. With such debt, Germany, as a country, struggled heavily economically, leading to little improvements made throughout the country during this post-war period in Germany. Although Adolf Hitler did not speak in agreement to much of this, but in Document 3, he mentioned, “The German people after twenty-five or thirty years, in consequence of the fact that it will never be able to pay all that is demanded of it, will have so gigantic a sum still owing that practically it will be forced to produce more than it does today.” As you can tell, this treaty basically put Germany though the ringer, because the country’s economy was not able to fully be restore until many long decades after the conflicts of World War I. Also included in Article of 231 of the treaty, Germany was given the duty of accepting full blame for what happened to the Allied and Associated Governments during WWI. This condition of the treaty really humiliated Germany and added to the already enormous economic burden, causing the Germans to feel unsatisfied and unhappy, and angry with the current government. With the combination of these two major components of the Treaty of Versailles, it left the German people in desperate need for a new, stronger, and more reliable leader. A perfect recipe for a dictator to come and take over Germany, which is exactly what Adolf Hitler did. With Germany left in a state of unrest and unhappiness, Adolf Hitler, who had great charisma and great promises toward the future of Germany was exactly what the citizens…
In 1939 a war started that would change the world forever, World War Two. The allies were battling the axis powers ardently and viscously. On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, a U.S. naval base, was attacked by the Japanese, outraging the U.S. and emotionally scarring many Americans. This event then caused the U.S. to enter World War two, on side of the allies. In the west, Britain was fighting Germany, and in the pacific it was the United States versus Japan; both sides determined to come out on top…
With the Hitler’s army expanding at a rapid rate leading up to the Second World War, the need for advanced militarism became increasingly important. Hitler soon realized his need for advanced military prowess, and gave Erwin Rommel, a brave soldier, the chance to prove himself before the invasion of France. Although only seemingly an act of kindness, Hitler’s decision proved to be extraordinary, as Rommel’s eventual military plans and style would prove to be a turning tide for the Germans. With…
WWII Scrapbook Project:
The scene: You are now approaching your eighties. You've lived through the very period your favorite grandchild is now studying in history. At a family dinner, you begin chatting about World War II. It's clear that the events and mood of the period are very remote to your grandchild.
To give him or her a richer picture of life back then, you go down to the basement (or up to the attic) and pull out and dust off the wartime scrapbook, in which so many of your critical…
World War II
War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the 20th century there were two huge wars in World War I and World War II, which I will be discussing. I believe that the world is a tinderbox and it takes the right people or actions to set it off and cause a World War.
I believe that there are many reasons as to why WWII began but I think two very important reasons…
person in America during Worl War II and the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Throughout the story of Farewell to Manzanar the audience learns what it was like to be a Japanese person during the time of World War II. The audience learns of the struggles they had to go through along with the conditions they lived in. four of the most important literary terms in this story include theme, irony, conflict, and symbolism. Theme is the message the author tries to have you get from the story. Irony is incongruity between…
Suspected World War II bomb detonates in Germany, killing one - CNN.com
Suspected World War II-era bomb detonates in Germany, killing
By Anna Maja Rappard , CNN
updated 4:21 PM EST, Fri January 3, 2014
(CNN) -- A bulldozer struck what authorities believe was a World War II-era bomb in a western
German town Friday afternoon, causing a blast that killed the bulldozer driver, injured 13 other
people and damaged homes, police said.
The blast occurred at a rubble…
World War II
World War II was one of the most tragic, sick wars that occurred in the world. From 1939 to 1945 the world took part in all kinds of violence. World War II was caused by three main reasons. These events were incredibly historical and if even one of these events did not occur the outcome could have been tremendously different. The Second World War was an unnecessary war, the reasons why it occurred are not good enough reasons at all. The three main reasons were the Treaty of Versailles…
World War II – 2
How did World War II change the lives of people at home in different countries?
1. Germany invaded the ________________ Union in 1941 even though the Soviets and the Nazis signed a
non________________ pact. Eventually Hitler ________________ most of Europe. Many Europeans
resisted Hitler in ________________” armies and helped the ____________when they liberated their
2. To the Nazis…
The Devastation of World War II
May 12, 2014
Dr. Brent Muirhead
The Devastation of World War II
World War II was one of the deadest war in history. Millions died and millions more suffer. The landscape of Europe was change. People lost homes and everything they ever work for, families are destroyed and children were left without parents to take care of them. Food shortages and housing would be a problem for years to come. Mentally and physically people would be affected…