World War II

What caused this intense battle?

Question 1: Describe the Treaty of Versailles, and evaluate the reason it was made.

The Treaty of Versailles was a treaty signed at the Palace of Versailles, Paris. This treaty officially ended World War I, by making the Germans unable to build up a strong army.

It also changed Germany's borders, making smaller countries such as Poland, which decreased Germany's land, making the country weaker. They also had to pay for the damage done, which was about $33 billion dollars in repair.

Question 2: Tell me how Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany.

Adolf Hitler lived in a socialist group, making him hate Jews and people with disabilities. He was a soldier in WWI, and after the failure of Germany, he began reforming the Nazi Party. He ran for election, but after only getting 37% of the votes, he lost the election. When Hindenburg died, however, Hitler was elected to be the dictator of Germany.

What does the video mean?

This video shows how Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany, and how the Germans fell, and lost the war.

Question 3: Summarize why Hitler declared war, and tell me how the war started.

Right when Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Germany, he invaded Austria, letting the Germans take control of it. Soon after, Hitler and the Germans invaded Poland, and took over. This caught the attention of Great Britain and France, and on September 3, 1938, they declared war. The invasion of Poland left nearly 2 million Jews at Hitler's mercy.


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