Unveiling the Epic Tale of World War II
By: Atul Singh
WWI victors (France, UK, US) imposed harsh Treaty of Versailles on Germany, less severe than 1871's terms.
Keynes quit British delegation, predicted German backlash, economic turmoil, and war, history confirmed his foresight.
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" in prison: Nazi manifesto on Aryan supremacy, lebensraum, and hatred of communism and Judaism.
Global anger: Gandhi led salt protest in India, Hitler opposed reparations, started ascent to power in Germany.
1853: U.S. opens Japan. Meiji Restoration in 1868. Japan militarizes, beats Russia in 1905, leading to militarism.
Arresting communist deputies and hindering Social Democrats enabled the Nazis to pass the Enabling Act, solidifying Hitler's rule.
March 7, 1936, German troops entered Rhineland, violating treaties, and remilitarization of the area commenced.
July 7, 1937: Battle of Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge) erupts, marking the start of Sino-Japanese War.
Chamberlain sacrificed Czechoslovakia for better Anglo-German relations, serving Hitler's interests.
"Phoney War" in Eastern Europe. Germans struck France in May, launching Blitzkrieg. Paris fell quickly.
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