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Introduction
Some of the most severe threats that the world has faced are diseases and war.
Specifically, World War II was the greatest catastrophe since it came after the great depression
and was characterized by the use of sophisticated military intelligence and machinery. To begin
with, Britain and France, which were regarded as having enough military capacity at that time,
were unable to stop the emergence of the war. Basically, the reason for their inability to stop the
war was due to the appeasement policy against Germany, which they had undertaken (Adler and
Pouwels 680-700).
In general, by the start of the 1930s, most politicians in these two countries saw the
Treaty of Versailles as being too punitive to Germany. In addition to this, both countries decided
to use appeasement strategy and avoid an outright war. In their thinking, they believed that Hitler
would not proceed with his militarization actions (Adler and Pouwels 680-690). Moreover, they
thought that through this strategy, they would buy enough time to strengthen their armies.
Further, the great depression had weakened many allied economies; as a result, economic
sanctions against Germany were not possible.
As it became clear that Europe was under possible cessation by Germany, Britain and
Americans decided to focus on defeating the Nazi regime as the main objective. Actually,
Winston Churchill was desperate to get the assurance that America would not divert its attention

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to fighting Japan who had bombed the American military base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. From
an American perspective, the war in Europe was destabilizing the world economy and trade
(Adler and Pouwels 690). Further, if the USA successfully managed to defeat Germany, it would
reaffirm its position as the world super power.
The Marshal Plan was essential in the recovery of Western Europe’s economies.
Actually, by the end of the four-year plan in 1952, most participating countries economic outputs
were at least 35% more than their pre-war levels in 1938. To begin with, the Marshal Plan sought
to rebuild war-torn countries by modernizing industries, facilitating international trade with the
US, and bolstering European currency (Adler and Pouwels 680-700). Specifically, it aimed at
empowering participating economies to build enough wealth so that they would be able to buy
American goods and services.
In addition, the Marshal Plan required the participating economies to accept modern
business practices and democracy. Effectively, it made participating countries not to adopt
communism. Consequently, this policy halted the spread of communism into Western Europe. In
order to support this treaty, member states were assured of military protection through NATO
(Adler and Pouwels 680-700). Overly, the military support safeguarded these countries from
hostile invasions by strong communist countries such as Russia. With this assurance in place,
most nations agreed to adopt the Marshal Plan. In effect, it led to the economic growth of most
economies in Western Europe and the stoppage of aggressive military actions in these countries.
Conclusion
From the discussions above, it is clear that the World War II greatly destabilized most
European countries economy and cultures. Specifically, there were a lot of unnecessary deaths
and the Jewish holocaust. Overly, the war resulted in nations valuing the importance of peace

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Surname 1 Student Tutor Course Date World War II Introduction Some of the most severe threats that the world has faced are diseases and war. Specifically, World War II was the greatest catastrophe since it came after the great depression and was characterized by the use of sophisticated military intelligence and machinery. To begin with, Britain and France, which were regarded as having enough military capacity at that time, were unable to stop the emergence of the war. Basically, the reason for their inability to stop the war was due to the appeasement policy against Germany, which they had undertaken (Adler and Pouwels 680-700). In general, by the start of the 1930s, most politicians in these two countries saw the Treaty of Versailles as being too punitive to Germany. In addition to this, both countries decided to use appeasement strategy and avoid an outright war. In their thinking, they believed that Hitler would not proceed with his militarization actions (Adler and Pouwels 680-690). Moreover, they thought that through this strategy, they would buy enough time to strengthen their armies. Further, the great depression had weakened many allied economies; as a result, economic s ...
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