World War II was an aggressive and violent war between different superpowers in the world. With small countries supporting these powerful ones to conquer new areas, it went on for six years straight. A rough estimate can be 30 countries and over 100 million people involved in this deadly war. Technology also was used in wicked ways to contribute to the war in the form of strategic bombing, genocide, and the Holocaust. Nuclear weapons were the only weapons in the arena. They were severely deadly, and we are still suffering the after-effects of some of them. Let’s dive deep into some detail about World War II.
Causes Of World War II
There are several causes of World War II. One being the complete violation of the Versailles treaty by Germany and Italy. The anger that rose due to the creation of the same was another major cause. Two different military alliances: the Allies and the Axis rioted between each other. Germany owed more than $33million to the allies. Also, another reason being Adolf Hitler promising to restore the pride of the country.
The Great Depression also played a significant role in rising of this riot. It all started with Germany invading Poland and more war declarations by Germany in the United Kingdom and France. Germany went on conquering most of Europe by joining forces with Italy and Japan.
Changes Brought By World War II
The end of World War II rewrote the political structure around the world. Countries like the USA restarted producing tools and good for the war, and thus unemployment dropped to more than 10 percent. Women were discouraged from staying at home and more encouraged to do the men’s work, as most of them were away fighting the war. Everyone agreed on shared institutions. The aftermath of the war made everyone see how peace was needed between us and thus formed a league against any conflicts. Smaller and underdeveloped countries got rights and platforms to raise voice against the greedy nations. The International Monetary Fund and organizations like the World Trade Centre was formed to help everyone from depression. Crimes like that of the Holocaust terrorized and traumatized everyone and made way to come up with certain norms and values respecting everyone.
The Aftermath Of The War
The end of the second world war is the beginning of a new era for the European empires. United Nations was the plan of several nations after the war to become a League of Nations. They decided to the outlaw of aggression and avoided another World War. Western Europe eventually formed the European Union for bringing in integration and corporation to establish a common market. Decolonization started happening, and slowly democracy was adopted in many countries as we see today. We also see the rise of communist influence in the world.
The European economy has collapsed, and most of it destroyed. A remarkable recovery came through by the 1950s and marked high growth and stability. France, like countries, had rapid growth in the economy, but the UK had to face a significant economic depression. The United States roughly produced half of the war inputs after the war and set on a massive expansion in the economy than the world has never seen.