There were many developments related to World War I leading to the onset of World War II. Below is a timeline of these developments.
The Treaty of Versailles was a treaty that ended WWI and it put all the blame on Germany. Germany had to pay reparations,give up land, and it is considered the direct cause to Hitler's rise.
The Treaty of Versailles
Beginning of WWII
Impact of WWII: the Holocaust, the origins of the Cold War, and the rise of Superpowers
Cold War contiues...
After WWI dictatorships took hold in Germany under Hitler, in Italy under Mussolini, and Japan under Hirohito.They began to take over countries near them and formed an alliance known as the Axis PowersThe Allied Powers opposing them included Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States.WWII started in 1939 and continued until 1945 when Germany and Japan surrendered.
Adolf Hitler had a plan to conquer the world. His armies began systematic killing of every Jew*man, woman, or child-under Nazi rule*.Nazi’s Imprisoned Jews (in concentration camps) and separated them from their families. Millions died from: forced labor, little food, exposure to weather, and the gas chambers.
Division on Germany: Germany was split into four sections to keep it from regaining power. East/West Germany the capital Berlin was divided. Each side thought the other was trying to rule the world,Countries formed new alliances, and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization); Warsaw Pact was signed.
Rise of superpowers
U.S. and Soviets increased influence throughout the world. More countries allied with each side, both were able to influence world events and project world wide power. USA and SU were evenly matched,and world took sides.
Influence other communist countries and dictatorships around the world. SU had the third largest in world population and second largest economy.One of the largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons in the world.
Strong ties with Western Europe and Latin America. Fourth most populated country. Had powerful military support from NATO. Largest navy in the world. Military bases all over the world; Warsaw Pact countries. Had a large reserve of nuclear weapons.
Spending too much money, SU’s Economy was unstable, Mikhail Gorbachev reduced government control of business and increased freedoms for Soviet citizens. Helped improve relations with the USA.
Collapse of Soviet Union
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East and West Germany made one country in 1990, The Cold War was over!! Soviet republics began seeking their independence, and Soviet Union was no more.
History of Europe and WWII
This is a timeline of all the events that happened during WWII.