What is the reason for the start of World War 2?

Posted by: lannan13

In 1939.

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Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand....  The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treaties. Although the armistice, signed on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919, and was printed in The League of Nations Treaty Series.Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required "Germany [to] accept the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage" during the war. This article, Article 231, later became known as the War Guilt clause. The treaty forced Germany to disarm, make substantial territorial concessions, and pay reparations to certain countries that had formed the Entente powers. In 1921 the total cost of these reparations was assessed at 132 billion Marks   more
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All of the above!

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World War I

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a c... asualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy had also been a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers   more
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Some of the above

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Invasion of Poland

The Invasion of Poland, also known as the September Campaign or 1939 Defensive War in Poland and the Poland Campaign or Fall Weiß in Germany, was an invasion of Poland by Germany, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent that marked the begin... ning of World War II in Europe. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, while the Soviet invasion commenced on 17 September following the Molotov-Tōgō agreement which terminated the Russian and Japanese hostilities in the east on 16 September. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.The morning after the Gleiwitz incident, German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. As the Germans advanced, Polish forces withdrew from their forward bases of operation close to the Polish–German border to more established lines of defence to the east. After the mid-September Polish defeat in the Battle of the Bzura, the Germans gained an undisputed advantage   more
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Battle of Kosovo (June 15, 1389)

Battle of Kosovo -> Serbian Nationalism -> Black Hand -> Assassination of Duke starting WWI -> Germany loses WWI -> Hitler
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The Wolf that raised Romulus.

Wolf raises Romulus -> Romulus founds Rome -> Kingdom of Rome -> Republic of Rome -> Julius Caesar declares himself dictator -> Roman Empire -> Splitting of Roman Empire -> Byzantine Empire -> The decline of the Byzantine Empire -> Rise of the Ottom... an Empire -> Battle of Kosovo (Ottoman invasion of Serbia) -> Serbian Nationalism -> The Black Hand, Serbian nationalist group -> Assassination of Austrian Duke Franz Ferdinand -> WWI -> Germany loses WWI -> Hitler -> WWI   more
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Hitler's agressiveness

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s....  It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline. The depression originated in the U.S., after the fall in stock prices that began around September 4, 1929, and became worldwide news with the stock market crash of October 29, 1929.The Great Depression had devastating effects in countries rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%. Unemployment in the U.S. rose to 25%, and in some countries rose as high as 33%.Cities all around the world were hit hard, especially those dependent on heavy industry. Construction was virtually halted in many countries. Farming and rural areas suffered as crop prices fell by approximately 60%   more
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leonitus2464 says2014-10-16T16:56:00.5464746-05:00
Id say that all of these caused ww2 not just one.
Emilrose says2014-10-16T17:03:38.6639468-05:00
Most of these contributed to WW2, but the ultimate precedent was Hitler's invasion of Poland.
Shield says2014-10-16T17:11:23.3560403-05:00
Everyone knows it was the wolves that raised Romulus.
MizuneKurosaki13 says2015-10-26T01:29:01.5000013Z
I'd say there are several other reasons why World War II started in the first place.

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