3. Nazism And The Rise Of Hitler
The Second World War
Twenty years nine months after the end of the First World War, there came the Second World War in September, 1939, that resulted in a loss of millions of lives and trillions of dollars.
Actually, when Hitler came to power in Germany, already noted above, he began to flout the Treaty of Versailles. He started re-armament, reorganized his disbanded army and expanded Germany’s territories. But the nations of Europe stood watching the whole show silently in the hope that Hitler was doing all that to destroy Communism. But when Hitler shook hands with Stalin and signed the Non-aggression Pact with Soviet Russia in August 1939 A.D., the hopes of Nazi-Russian conflict dashed to the ground. The following were the main long term and the Immediate causes of the Second World War :
(A) Long Term Causes of The Second World War
(B) The Immediate Cause