Why did Germany start WW2?

Germany started World War 2 due to the following factors:

  • The economic hardship that Germany suffered in the wake of World War I prompted its people to look towards a leadership that would end its woes by whatever means necessary. That leadership would be the Nazis under Adolf Hitler.
  • Adolf Hitler extolled the German people to believe that they were the ‘master race’ and thus entitled to ‘lebensraum’ – living space. To acquire this living space, they would have to wage war on their neighbors.
  • Hitler also wanted to avenge the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty which had pushed. Germany to the brink of collapse due to the hard sanction it placed on the country.

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