Hitler's Alliances: The Causes Of World War II

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Introduction. World War I ended on 11th November 1918. Hitler was forced to sign a Treaty of Versailles in 1919. The Treaty was discussed by, L. George of England, V. Orlando of Italy, G. Clemenceau of France and W. Wilson. The aim for the Treaty was to make Germany pay for the damage World War I caused. Amongst 440 clauses, the first 26 clauses dealt with the establishment of the League of Nations and the remaining 414 clauses indicated Germany's punishment. Midst the 414 clauses of Germany’s punishment where: Financial clauses, Military clauses and Territorial clauses. The Treaty was signed on 28th June 1919, although Germany was not too fond of it. Hitler’s alliances contributed to the outbreak and the course of World War II. The causes of World War II consisted of a series of long term, short term and immediate causes and inclined the course of World War II. Hitler’s Alliances…show more content…
These three countries recognized German hegemony over most of continental Europe; Italian hegemony over the Mediterranean Sea; and Japanese hegemony over East Asia and the Pacific. Although the Axis partners never developed institutions to coordinate foreign or military policy as the Allies did, the Axis partners had two common interests: 1) territorial expansion and foundation of empires based on military conquest and the overthrow of the post-World War I international order; and 2) the destruction or neutralization of Soviet Communism. Hitler’s personal aims where: 1) to unite German speaking people through the NSDAP, 2) he wanted living space (lebensraum) in order to gain self-sufficiency (autarky), and 3) he wanted to dominate Europe and the World, to destroy communism. Through pursuing these goals the Treaty of Versailles would be broken and could potentially lead to

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