The factors that contributed to the commencement of hostilities in 1939
OVERARCHING REASON FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES WAS HITLER’S RISE TO POWER
WHAT LED TO HITLER BECOMING SO POPULAR? GERMAN PEOPLE DISILLUSIONED AND ANGRY AT THEIR TREATMENT AFTER WORLD WAR 1
Intro – world war I was once considered the war to end all wars, this theory was soon over come in 1939 when the commencement of world war II begun. The Versailles treaty was the beginning that would soon lead to an end of thousands of lives, the victorious thought they were hero’s while the defeated (German people) perished under the harsh conditions of the treaty.
· HARSH TERMS OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES, WHAT WERE THE TERMS – WHAT DID HITLER DO ABOUT THIS?
Some of the main restrictions imposed on Germany in the treaty of Versailles included military restrictions Germany was to demobilize sufficient soldiers to leave an army of no more than 100,000 men this restricted Germany to make and unconventional attacks on the league of nations to either regain land lost because of the treaty or accomplish what they had failed to do in world war I, become victorious over the league. Hitler in his speeches promised to the German people that he would break the “unjust” terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The military restriction imposed of Germany did not stop Hitler, he began to comprise a plan that would allow Germany to build its military forces in secrete behind the backs of those in the league of nations. In his Mein Kampf speech Hitler clearly expressed what he thought of the east Europeans and the Jews “Untermensch” (a person considered racially or socially inferior).
Another article of the treaty was that Germany was to accept full responsibility of the damages the war caused and was forced to compensate all victorious allied forces, after the reparation commission was established to determine the amount that Germany was required to pay this amount was the equival...