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Hitler Essay

  • Submitted by: TahliajVerwayen
  • on December 11, 2008
  • Category: History
  • Length: 624 words

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World War II was a horrific time for everyone. Thousands died and Millions were injured but in actual fact thousands more died in the events leading to such a memorable time. Armies were formed and attacks were planned, people were slaughtered all because of one mans dreams.

On the 28th of June 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed as a peace settlement between Germany and the allies. The three most important politicians David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson signed the Treaty at the vast Versailles Palace. Several years after the Treaty was signed the German bombers appeared in the skies over Guernica on the 26th April 1937. As German air chief Hermann Goering Quoted at his trial: "The Spanish Civil War gave me an opportunity to put my young air force to the test, and a means for my men to gain experience." New tactics were tested but brought devastating results. Over 1,650 people died that day and everything in Guernica was completely destroyed. Whilst such an event was happening not only were the people of Guernica being slaughtered and destroyed but also the Spanish had embarked on a war known as the Spanish Civil War. It was not ended until the March of 1939. Several thousands were killed, taken hostage and nearly 1,000 members of the community were severely injured. On September 1st, of the same year Germany invaded Poland. Great Britain and France sent Hitler an ultimatum “Withdraw German forces from Poland or Great Britain and France will go to war against Germany” (As suggested by Martin Gilbert, The second world war, 1991). Hitler refused to withdraw his troops from Poland, so Great Britain and France declared war on Germany.

There was no sole cause for Hitler's rise to power. There were two. The political and economic chaos of the 1920's and the 1930's joined forces with German culture that enabled Hitler to rise to power. Both play an equal part. Together, both reasons fit together like pieces of a puzzle, to create a unique...

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