Monday, April 20, 2009

Read: Dowswell's The Causes of World War II

It must have been that I am in a craze to learn the lessons that we, mankind, can draw from the World Wars. As such, last Sunday, I borrowed Paul Dowswell's The Causes of World War II.

If I were to explain the causes of WWII, I realised it is not as simple as I would like it to be. Some of the issues, according to Dowswell's The Causes of World War II., that would contribute to the start of World War II would include:
- The effects of the Treaty of Versailles,
- The effects of the Great Depressionin helping to bring extreme political regimes to power
- The role of the League of Nations and the policies of "appeasement" and "isolationism" that were used by some of the Allied countries.

It looks like the more I read, the more I realised I don't understand. I think I would need more reading soon. Yet, I am glad that I have read. It is actually a joy to read from books.

1 comment:

mistipurple said...

i don't quite have the patience to read a book full of facts. eek. lol.