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World War I
Historians from many countries have given considerable attention to studying and understanding the causes of World War II , a global war from to that was the deadliest conflict in human history. The immediate precipitating event was the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany on September 1, , and the subsequent declarations of war on Germany made by Britain and France , but many other prior events have been suggested as ultimate causes. Primary themes in historical analysis of the war's origins include the political takeover of Germany in by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party ; Japanese militarism against China , which led to the Second Sino-Japanese War ; Italian aggression against Ethiopia , which led to the Second Italo-Ethiopian War ; and Germany's initial success in negotiating a neutrality pact with the Soviet Union to divide territorial control of Eastern Europe between them. During the interwar period , deep anger arose in the Weimar Republic regarding the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles , which punished Germany for its role in World War I with severe conditions and heavy financial reparations in order to prevent it from ever becoming a military power again. This provoked strong currents of revanchism in German politics, with complaints primarily focused on the demilitarization of the Rhineland , the prohibition of German unification with Austria, and the loss of some German-speaking territories and overseas colonies. The s were a decade in which democracy was in disrepute; countries across the world turned to authoritarian regimes during the worldwide economic crisis of the Great Depression.
By , a web of hostile alliances entangled Germany and most of the other European nations. When war erupted between Austria and Serbia, Russia and France threatened to intervene. World War I had broken out. Kaiser Wilhelm largely ignored the Reichstag and directed the war along with his top generals headed by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg. Germany had to fight on two main fronts—the eastern and western.
The s were a decade of unmitigated crisis culminating in the outbreak of a second total war. The treaties and settlements of the first postwar era collapsed with shocking suddenness under the impact of the Great Depression and the aggressive revisionism of Japan, Italy, and Germany. By hardly one stone stood on another of the economic structures raised in the s. See the video. Western intellectuals and many common citizens lost faith in democracy and free-market economics, while widespread pacifism , isolationism , and the earnest desire to avoid the mistakes of left Western leaders without the will or the means to defend the order. The militant authoritarian states on the other hand—Italy, Japan, and after Germany—seemed only to wax stronger and more dynamic. The Depression did not cause the rise of the Third Reich or the bellicose ideologies of the German, Italian, and Japanese governments all of which pre-dated the s , but it did create the conditions for the Nazi seizure of power and provide the opportunity and excuse for Fascist empire-building.
The origins of World War II, 1929–39
Europe in the period after has seen a clear, if gradual, shift towards cooperation over conflict. At this time, in the wake of the Second World War, nations lay in tatters and the continent was soon to be divided completely in half with spheres of US and Soviet influence. In the modern day the European Union is a world leader in terms of supra-national governance and integration Kegley Jr. In Europe post there remained a tension between the traditionally opposing Allied and Axis powers as well as the new issue of Russian dominance in the East. The nations of Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia and East Germany amongst others had all fallen beyond the control of the Western Powers and the continent was more divided than ever. The idea of the all-powerful nation state had been discredited and the key players of the mainland; namely France and Germany, were keen to build closer relations Pinder , p3. For France this was as much to limit the power of the German state as for advancement of their own.
When Europeans commemorate the Great War of this summer they should be reflecting not only on the diplomatic blunders and the enormous waste of lives but also the beginning of a new approach to international relations epitomised by the EU. Diplomatic alliances and promises made during the First World War, especially in the Middle East, also came back to haunt Europeans a century later. The balance of power approach to international relations was broken but not shattered. It took the Second World War to bring about sufficient political forces to embark on a revolutionary new approach to inter-state relations. Europe Interested in Europe and the EU?
Cambridge Core - Comparative Politics - War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II. Frontmatter. pp i-iv. Access. PDF; Export citation.
World War I
The discourse about the Great War during the interwar period was shaped by numerous factors. The emergence of new media facilitated the use of new forms of expression and profoundly changed the representations of the war. Radio broadcasts helped to create new commemorative practices. Films and photography established a new visual language to depict the war.
His murder catapulted into a war across Europe that lasted until Thanks to new military technologies and the horrors of trench warfare, World War I saw unprecedented levels of carnage and destruction. By the time the war was over and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million people—soldiers and civilians alike—were dead.
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