CAUSES OF WORLD WAR TWO

The causes of world war can be divided into long terms and short terms. One of the long term causes of the war was the anger felt to Germany that was caused by the treaty of versailles. The treaty placed full blame on Germany and Austria Hungary.

DIEPPE

The Battle of Dieppe was a test for the full-scale invasion of western Europe. The plan was to make a frontal assault on the town of Dieppe, across the English Channel on the coast of France. The raid on Dieppe would give the Allies a chance to test techniques and equipment for landing troops from the sea. The Battle of Dieppe was a disaster for the Canadians. Nearly 1000 Canadians died and nearly 2000 were taken prisoner.A German ship spotted the convoy coming, and they were ready as the Allied troops, mostly Canadians, got to the beaches. Many were mowed down by machine-gun and mortar fire.

                       Canadian troops training exercise for disembarking at dieppe

HOMEFRONT

After the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the U.S. was thrust into World War II (1939-45), and everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. Food, gas and clothing were rationed. Communities conducted scrap metal drives. People in the U.S. grew increasingly dependent on radio reports for news of the fighting overseas. And, while popular entertainment served to demonize the nation’s enemies, it also was viewed as an escapist outlet that allowed Americans brief respites from war worries.

HOLOCUST

After years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitler’s “final solution”–now known as the Holocaust–came to fruition under the cover of world war, with mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps of occupied Poland.After securing the neutrality of the Soviet Union (through the August 1939 German-Soviet Pact of nonaggression), Germany started World War II by invading Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain and France responded by declaring war on Germany on September 3. Within a month, Poland was defeated by a combination of German and Soviet forces and was partitioned between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. And this all happened on 1939.

      The entrance to a marketplace reduced to rubble as a result of a German aerial attack.

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