To what extent did militarism contribute to the origin of World War II?

Militarism contributed to the origin of World War II to a great extent. Adolf Hitler used Germany’s pride in their army to acquire and extend Nazi power, which set the stage for the invasion of Poland and the start of World War II.

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In connection to Germany, it’s reasonable to claim that militarism contributed to the origin of World War II to a great extent. Many acclaimed historians, like Richard J. Evans, speak to the remarkable pride that Germans had in their military. They saw their powerful army as a reflection of the strength of their country and culture. After they lost World War I and signed the harsh Treaty of Versailles, many German citizens felt humiliated and betrayed.

Adolf Hitler took advantage of the general disappointment. He deployed propaganda that played into German militarism. According to Hitler and the Nazi party, the great Germany military wasn’t why the Germans lost World War I; it was because of traders inside the German army. To return Germany to its former glory, Hitler, in violation of the Treaty of Versatile, rearmed and rebuilt the German military. He undertook a series of successful military ventures. He sent troops back into the Rhineland, annexed Austria, and invaded...

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