At the end of World War I, there were numerous fearful and terrible damages that happened in the world. The Allies shifted responsibilities to the Central Powers, especially to Germany. As a result, countries, such as the Ottoman Empire and the Austrian-Hungarian Empire were divided into a couple of small countries. Meanwhile, Germany needed a leader who would tide them over the crisis; and there was a leader, whose name was Hitler.
As a military man, Adolf Hitler was fatigued by the debt that had to be paid for all the compensation from World War I. One of the reasons why Hitler planned to start another war was that he could not pay all of the debt back and make proper compensation for World War I. However, Europeans and Americans ignored the threats of Germany as none of their business, and then World War II became the world’s business. There was a plethora of “war guilt” during World War II, for example, persecution of the Jews caused the war to be more painful.
World War II is the most important event in history because it brought many results into the world; for example, World War II proved to be the most costly war in history, the number of deaths and amount of money lost during the war transformed the political, social, and economic situations in Europe, the world divided into two “super powers”, and one of the visible results of World War II was the creation of the United Nations. World War II proved to be the most costly war in history because of the number of lives lost and the amount of money spent.
There was new technology which was expected to develop during the war to fight disease; yet, it made the war at its worst when it came into the war. The new technology made war more devastating in areas and drastically diminished populations. For instance, American submarines disrupted communication and commerce between Japan and its Pacific empire, which sunk 167 Japanese warships, 2,089 merchant vessels, and the deaths of 20,000 Japanese defenders. Moreover about 6,000 marines raised the American flag in Iwo Jima, Japan by the end of the war.
America dropped the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and each of them destroyed nearly sixteen square miles of the city and more than eighty thousand people died because of it. The German’s persecution of the Jews also caused a plethora of deaths during World War II. During the 1930s, the Germans took an early lead in Atomic research, however, their persecution of the Jews and other groups had driven many talented nuclear physicists to find refuge in the United States.
Indeed, Germany’s persecution of the Jews and American’s willingness to protect the Jews was one of the primary reasons why the Atomic Bomb was developed in the New Mexico, the United States but not in Germany. In 1939, German-born Jewish physicist Albert Einstein wrote a letter to the President of the United States warning him that the Germans might produce an Atomic weapon and that the United States should begin researching in this area. Many scientists, such as Edward Taller, who was a Jewish emigrant from Hungary, Enrico Fermi, who fled Fascist Italy in 1938, and K.
Robert Oppenheimer helped in the development of an Atomic Bomb. In fact, the development of the Atomic Bomb by European and American scientists, not only transformed the nature of the potential future, but also sparked the beginning of the nuclear power industry. Consequently, World War II brought numerous developments along with its plethora of fearful results. World War II varied the political, social, and economic situation in Europe. The United States’ economy was greatly stimulated by the war, even more than World War I.
The Great Depression was brought decisively to an end. New industrial complexes came out all over the United States. The United States governed the World’s economy by sparing the physical destruction of the war. After a few years of military built up, the United States had also become the leading figure of military power. In 1944, the major economic powers met to create an International Monetary Fund and to agree upon a determination to avoid the mistakes which had exasperated the Great Depression.
The Soviet Union and all the most significant nations were entered. Therefore, the world community was thought to be entering a new era of international cooperation, such as the United Nations. After the war, the world was divided into two “super powers”, which consisted of the Soviet Union (Russia) and the United States. During that time period, the United States was the leader of the world because they were the only one who discovered the Atomic Bomb.
However, a spy from the Soviet Union stole the secret of the Atomic Bomb; and on August 29, 1949, the Soviet Union created and tested their first Atomic Bomb at Semipalatinsk. Therefore, there were two “super powers” who led the world; and the Cold War occurred between these two unions. After the Cold War, the Soviet Union disappeared; and Russia and other small countries were established. After that, plenty of countries attained the secret of the Atomic Bomb.
The United Nations controlled the weapons all over the world so they could avoid the Third War. World War II appeared to human civilization and posed as unprecedented threat. World War II incited the Wilson’s vision of an international organization to keep the peace. Therefore, the United Nations, which is an international organization who aimed towards facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace, was officially established in October, 1935.
Fifty-one of the nations were represented at the founding conference in June, 1945, at the end of World War II. Furthermore, in 2012, 193 member states joined the United Nations. Unlike the League of Nations, the United Nations had full support and the leadership of the United States. Accordingly, the United Nations is one of the most worthy results of World War II that keeping the world peace, even now. World War II was the first global conflict that Europe, Asia, Africa, Austria, and the nations of the western Hemisphere all participated in.
The three wars, World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, were concerned with other; and especially World War II was the most dreadful and important turning point in the world. The development of the Atomic Bombs in 1945 made an invasion unnecessary. The development of Atomic Bombs also increased the injury; which devastated the lands. The European War ended in May 1945 and the Pacific War ended in August of the same year. Following World War II, there were too many things that changed at once.
The war cost countries a lot, and the populations and money lost during the war transformed the political, social, and economic situation in Europe. World War II made the world divide into two “super powers”, which were the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the Soviet Union divided into few countries after the Cold War. Therefore, the United States became the leader of the World; likewise, they made the military and financial commitments in all parts of the world, to reconstruct postwar Europe and Asia and to stave off growing Communist influence.
One of best achievements was the creation of the United Nations. Old forms of colonialism were discarded, and dozens of new nations attained independence. Furthermore, World War II brought copious of influence in the world. For instance, the war caused plenty of deaths and money lost, and they changed political, social, and economic situation in Europe. There were not only enormous effects, but also it became a great turning point to make the world partly tolerable. Therefore, World War II is the most important event that has happened in history.
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