What Started World War 2: Timeline

Posted in World War II World War 2 Timeline by Thomas Walker

The cause of World War Two is often attributed solely to the invasion of Poland by Germany, which resulted in the deceleration of war by France and Britain. In this timeline, the events leading up to this invasion are explored between the dates of 1933 and 1939 in order to better understand the motivations behind it. Sources such as a 1939 newspaper and many more headlines have been collected from multiple, major newspapers reporting at the time, as well as materials from historians that helped accurately inform this timeline of events. Read more...

What Started World War Two

Posted in World War II Causes of World War 2 by Thomas Walker

There are many causes of World War 2, the roots of which can be traced back to the 1920s. In fact, the seeds of discontent were sown in the settling dust on the Western Front. Indeed, when World War One finally came to an end after four years of bloody battle, it presented as many problems as it answered. Looking back on a 1939 newspaper and multiple headlines reporting on the events, the problems were growing world wide. The European economy was in tatters, while socially and politically speaking, unrest soon gave way to resentment… Read more...

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