WWII began on September 3rd 1939. Britain and France declared war on Germany after the German invasion of Poland, Germany had been warned by Britain and France that the consequence of invading Poland was war; yet still they went ahead with the invasion.
It would seem that Hitler WAS the reason there was WWII as he clearly went against clear instructions and if he had have taken head of the orders by Britain and France there would never have been a war. But if you look at what happened before World War Two you begin to realise that Poland was only the final straw, the latest in a string of military take-overs by Hitler those of which together with the complete lack of opposition towards Hitler really lead to the war.
After Germany lost World War One the German economy was absolutely devastated they had no money, no soldiers and no army.
They didn't have a leg to stand on; they were more or less willing to do anything that it took to get out of the situation that they were in; a fact that Britain and France MORE than exploited.
Once Germany had surrendered and admitted defeat, Britain and France decided that Germany was to pay for what had happened in more ways than one. Leading to The Paris Peace Conference, opened on 12th January 1919, meetings were held all over Paris until 20th January, 1920. The leaders of 32 states representing about 75% of the world's population, were present.. However, negotiations were dominated by the five major powers responsible for defeating the Central Powers (Germany and Hungary); the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Japan.
After much deliberation five treaties had been drawn together from the Conference that dealt with the defeated powers. The treaties were...