And Another World War II

Essay on World War 2 War is one of the most tragic things
in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes
around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20th century alone
we have already had two huge wars. These wars were call
the World Wars simply because they involved most of the
big countries of the world. Many people have died in these
wars.. especially the second World War. That is my focus
for this essay. The leader of Germany at the time of WW2
and the person who most think started WW2 was a man
named Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was born in Austria. By the
time that World War 1 started in 1914, he was living in
Germany. He served well in the German Army and for that
he earned a medal for bravery. At the end of the war Hitler
decided to take up politics. By 1921 he was already the
founding leader of the Nazi party. Hitler was an incredibly
racist man and he had a great hate for Jews. By 1933, Hitler
gained political power by winning the election. Soon after he
made himself absolute dictator, calling himself the Fuhrer
which means "Leader". By the end of the 30\'s he was
already sending Jews off too concentration camps to meet a
horrible death. I believe that Hitler was one of the greatest
causes of World War 2. Although there are many other
reasons, he was definitely one of them. Another reason was
the Treaty of Versailles. This was the treaty that was signed
at the end of World War 1. This treaty outlined the rules that
Germany must follow because of their defeat by Britain and
France. Many Germans were angered by the treaty, for
most of the rules in the treaty were unfair and Germany lost a
great amount of wealth. One of the cruelest reasons for the
war was Hitler\'s racist hate for Jews. He would send them
off in cattle cars to places called concentration camps were
they would be slaughtered by the thousands. World War 2
was huge and involved a lot of countries. There were
thousands of battlefronts and warsites. The two main
battlefronts were the battle front between Britain and
Germany and the battlefront between the Japanese and the
Americans. These battlefronts were split up into smaller
battlefronts even still. Many lives were lost in the air, on land
and in the sea. Some of the most notable battles were: The
Battle of Britain, The Battle of Midway and The Battle of the
Atlantic. Since the US and Canada were at war with the
Japanese, Japanese Canadians were treated very poorly.
The government had decided that all or most Japanese
Canadians, even if they were born in Canada had either go
home or go and live in one of the camps. These camps were
made to keep all the Japanese Canadians together in one
location. But the fact was that these camps were very dirty
and not fair treatment. Also, the government took away all
Japanese possessions and without the Japanese knowing,
they were auctioned off at a fraction of their original value!
This treatment went on for all of World War 2 and Japanese
Canadians were not treaty fairly for many years after. Just
recently the government of Canada has decided to pay
compensation for their losses but most agree that it doesn\'t
even come close to what they lost. One of the greatest
outcomes of the war was the great world power shift. For
more than a century Great Britain had been the wealthiest
and most powerful nation in the world. But they used up too
many resources in the wars and their status greatly
decreased. One person even wrote that it is not Great
Britain any more... it is just Britain. People all over the world
suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people
died. All for the sake of their countries. And you know
what? No one actually gained anything from it. The fact is
that all of the countries (excluding the US) lost much, much
more than what they gained. Britain lost their power, France
lost lives and land, Germany lost everything and Japan lost
thousands of civilians in their suicidal attacks called
Kamikazes. In my opinion the war was a total waste.
Although some people will tell you that we fought and gained
the peace that we have today and have had for almost fifty
years. People fought for 5 years and lost more than 50
billion dollars. Do think it was worth it? Now, maybe if
governments use the past as a guide to the