‘It is a rare thing in history to encounter a man as profoundly bad as his detractors say he was. Adolf Hitler was that man and World War II was Hitler’s war.’
Explain why this statement would not satisfy historians as an adequate assessment of the reasons for the global war called World War II.
To say that Adolf Hitler controlled a war that could debatably is the most destructive war of our time is to give the man quite a lot of credit. Can one man really cause that much conflict? The main causes for World War II are continually changing and being debated, even decades after; every historian has their own opinion and view and with good reason. World War II was really two separate wars, the European war and the Asian-Pacific conflict. Economical and political problems left most countries in strife after World War I, with many leaders wanting to fix their countries by any means possible. This war was on a complete global scale and although Hitler has been remembered for the devastation he caused to many countries, even a man with that much power and manipulation couldn’t possibly create this kind of havoc on his own, or could he? So how did World War II escalate to what it was? Was it the effect of one event, or of many?
The causes of World War II have been traced back by many historians and figures as the unresolved problems from World War I, which had taken place between 1914 and 1918. This war created many political and economical problems for both winning and loosing countries. The winning countries felt they didn’t gain enough for what they deserve through signing a peace treaty, known as The Treaty of Versailles. Dictators of the countries Germany, Italy, and Japan aspired to conquer additional countries and land they thought was rightfully theirs. Although both Italy and Japan were victorious in World War I, Italy didn’t gain the territory it thought it would and Japan didn’t feel the peace treaty supported equality of different races,...