End Of World War I Led To World War Ii

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World War I had been the main cause that led to World War II. The victors of World War I, namely France and Britain, had placed the blame of the war on Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between the Allied Powers and Germany. In the Treaty of Versailles, the Germans were being legally forced to pay the reparations of World War I. This led to the downfall of Germany. Germany went into a depression, quite awhile before the Great Depression began in the United States. As bad as things got in the United States, they were a lot worse in Germany. In Germany, it would cost a wheelbarrow full of money to purchase a loaf of bread; that is, if the bakery was even to have any bread left. money was almost worthless. There was a shortage of food. The German military had been downsized. Germany had lost territory, resources, and 16% of their population. Germany was very angry. But who was to blame for all of the problems that Germany was facing? In Hitler’s opinions, it was the Jews. Hitler managed to convince a large portion of the german population that if the followers of the Jewish faith were eradicated, Germany would be able to get everything they had lost back and more.

One thing that the Germans wanted was power. They also wanted land, but they didn’t only want the land that they had lost back. They wanted to take over all of Europe. They wanted to show the world that Germans were superior. Hitler believed that the Aryan race (blonde hair, blue eyes, pale skin, etc.) was far superior to other races. With desire for Germany’s goals to be met, Hitler began to take action. He sent Germany into wars, broke promises made with allies, and started setting up concentration camps. These things were only the beginning of World War I.

Another man who contributed greatly to World War II was Joseph Stalin. Joseph Stalin was a very important part of both the Russian Revolution and World War II. He was a dictator, but he was essential for the victory of World War II.

Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 as Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili. Joseph Stalin had many health issues as a child. He was born with two adjoined toes on his left foot. At age seven, Stalin suffered from smallpox and his face became permanently scarred. At age twelve, he got into a horse-drawn carriage accident. The accident resulted in an injury to his left arm that left his arm shorter and stiffer than the other one.

At age sixteen, Joseph Stalin attended Georgian Orthodox Tiflis Spiritual Seminary in Tbilisi. Despite being raised as Georgian Orthodox, he became an atheist later in life and made atheism the official religion of Soviet Russia. He had done well in school until he got expelled for missing his final exams. After being expelled, Stalin joined the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. Out of school, Stalin became a full-time revolutionary and lived off of donations.


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