Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Extra Credit.. Emily Kandarian Tan block

Emily-Katherine Kandarian
Extra Credit
Global dominance in the modern world is achieved through unification, a strong military, and close alliances with other nations. Germany proved to be a strong world power once it began unifying and building up its military forces. Before 1870 Germany consisted of small states with a ruler for each which made Germany as a whole weak. Before World War One Germany came together under one main leader, Kaiser Wilhelm II, giving Germany access to more land and power as a nation. After Germany was united, the Germans started focusing on establishing a strong military. Germany’s military was so strong that they were able to do such extreme damage to their enemies during World War One that they were required to pay 33 billion dollars of reparations for the war in The Treaty of Versailles of 1919. In article 159 of The Treaty of Versailles it was stated that “the German military forces shall be demobilised and reduced”. The power of Germany’s military was so threatening to the rest of the world that it had to be controlled for the future security of other nations through the document of The Treaty of Versailles. Other nations became globally dominate in other ways. Nations in the allied powers during World War Two such as the U.S.S.R. and Great Britain achieved Global dominance through having a tight alliance with the United States of America. In the Lend Lease Act of 1941 the United States of America, through President Roosevelt, stated that the U.S. would loan supplies to the allied powers without actually fighting and getting involved in the war. As the war went on the Allied Powers were unable to produce and manufacture as many war materials as they needed so allying with the U.S. acted as an advantage to them since the U.S. was able to make and send over supplies such as ships and weapons in order to help the Allied powers win the war. Without the alliance to the U.S. the allied powers would have been weaker during World War Two. Lacking these war materials could have potentially caused more damage to exist in their nations and could have even cost them the war. With the support of the U.S. the allied powers were able to come out with a victory, beating the Axis powers, making them appear to be some of the strongest and more powerful nations in the World at the time. Global dominance in the modern world was achieved in a number of different ways depending on each specific nation. Germany was globally dominant during World War One through unification and having a strong military, and nations such as the U.S.S.R. and Great Britain were able to gain global dominance after winning World War Two with the help of the United States of America.
Emily Kandarian Tan block Mod world history

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