Causes of World War 2

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Causes of World War II
The military conflict that erupted around the world from 1939 to 1945 was known as the Second World War, or World War II. The battle was fought among the Allies (roughly, the U.S, Britain, France, USSR, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Greece, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Yugoslavia) and the Axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria). Various factors contributed to the start of this catastrophic war, mainly political, nationalistic tensions (formation of allies), the effects of the Great Depression, issues from the First World War, the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, the interwar period in Europe, the failure of the League of Nations, and the immediate cause, the invasion of Poland, etc.
First of all, nationalistic tensions arose with the catastrophic effects of World War One and the lack of extensive, natural resourced such and coal and iron, and often even oil. Competitions arose between countries and hostilities instilled. For instance, Japan was ready to dominate the Chinese market, the largest source of both raw materials and consumers in Asia. This ongoing conflict resulted in much more tension, leading onto some hostilities such as the Nanking Massacre. Not to mention, the Great Depression, which resulted from the collapse of the United States economy after the 1929 Stock Market crash along with other causes, echoed throughout the world. Unemployment, poverty, civil unrest, and plain despair were undeniable. This created further global tension and upsets.
The First World War failed to set up measure that could have prevented the Second World War, much like a continuation of the first war. A decisive conclusion was not resulted with at the end of the First World War. The Fourteen Points was abandoned, instead, countries focusing on “punishing” Germany for the “War guilt” left on them. This made Germany rage and angry. The country, more of...