End of World War I Led to World War II Essay

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World War I had been the main cause that led to World War II. The victors of World War I, namely France and Britain, had placed the blame of the war on Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between the Allied Powers and Germany. In the Treaty of Versailles, the Germans were being legally forced to pay the reparations of World War I. This led to the downfall of Germany. Germany went into a depression, quite awhile before the Great Depression began in the United States. As bad as things got in the United States, they were a lot worse in Germany. In Germany, it would cost a wheelbarrow full of money to purchase a loaf of bread; that is, if the bakery was even …show more content…
Joseph Stalin was a very important part of both the Russian Revolution and World War II. He was a dictator, but he was essential for the victory of World War II.

Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1878 as Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili. Joseph Stalin had many health issues as a child. He was born with two adjoined toes on his left foot. At age seven, Stalin suffered from smallpox and his face became permanently scarred. At age twelve, he got into a horse-drawn carriage accident. The accident resulted in an injury to his left arm that left his arm shorter and stiffer than the other one.

At age sixteen, Joseph Stalin attended Georgian Orthodox Tiflis Spiritual Seminary in Tbilisi. Despite being raised as Georgian Orthodox, he became an atheist later in life and made atheism the official religion of Soviet Russia. He had done well in school until he got expelled for missing his final exams. After being expelled, Stalin joined the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party. Out of school, Stalin became a full-time revolutionary and lived off of donations.

Vladimir Lenin, a man who greatly admired by Joseph Stalin, eventually formed the Bolsheviks. Of course, Stalin eagerly joined the group. As part of the Bolsheviks, Joseph Stalin performed activities such as distributing propaganda, provoking strikes, staging bank robberies, and ordering assassinations. He rose rapidly through the ranks of the Bolsheviks

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