Causes of World War II There are many thoughts of how World War II started, and in fact most of them are true. Hundreds of little problems led up to what the world knows as the one of the most deadly of all wars. From strong minded politicians, to poor economic situations, World War effected just about everyone in the world. Times were hard, people were unhappy about the end of World War I, and many governments were left in shambles.

The world once again was a ticking bomb or unhappy people. Ultimately, it was so many unhappy people that led to World War II. The first obvious reason for the start of World War II, is that the powers of countries were very ambitious. This ambition led to a strong rise of Nationalism in their respective countries. The main problem with the ambition was that it was spread throughout the world.

From Japan, to Italy, and ultimately to Adolf Hitler in Germany. These leaders only claimed to make time for their countries' better. Their intent was for something more. They were looking for more and more power. This led to immediate conflicts with other nations. Economic conditions was also another step to the beginning of WWII.

The ambitious leaders were in their positions due to people wanting a better country. The idea of a stronger and powerful country made the poverty stricken citizens want the ambitious leaders in office. The poverty that stretched throughout the world after WWI, also made the world want to be made into a better place. People were looking to these powerful people for survival. The leaders that they were putting into power, acted as though they were going to help the general public get back on track. The weak governments in Western Europe were extremely influential in th start of the war.

As new politicians were being elected the country began to rebuild. Production began to go up, and people became happy again. Once this began to occur, the new and extremely powerful leader really began to take the reins. Alliances between countries were made, and enemies were also made.

The need to be that strongest country plagued each of these new leader's mind until one of them was brave enough to achieve their goal. This ambition hurt the country, and eventually the world. World War II started sort of like a snowball. It began as one country trying to achieve to much, and eventually had the entire world trying to right the wrongdoing of other countries. If a person had realized what a problem these ambitious countries would be, who knows if there would have been a World War.

All of the factors that contributed to the war were like layer in a snowball. One, after another, after another. The amount of problems eventually became so great that nothing could stop them from tumbling out of control.