War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. It is even sadder that usually it comes around at least once in our lifetime. In the 20 th century alone we have already had two huge wars. These wars were called World Wars mainly because they involved most of the big time countries of the world.

Many people have died in these wars... especially the second World War. That is my main focus the World War 2... I believe that Adolf Hitler was one of the greatest causes of World War 2. Although there are many other reasons, he was definitely one of them.

Another reason was the Treaty of Versailles. This was the treaty that was signed at the end of World War 1. World War 2 was huge and involved a lot of countries. There were thousands or battlefronts and war sites. The two main battlefronts were the battlefront between Britain and Germany and the battlefront between the Japanese and the Americans. One of the greatest outcomes of the war was the great world power shift.

For more then a century Great Britain had been the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. But they used up too many resources in the wars and their status greatly decreased. People all over the world suffered through this war. Hundreds of thousands of people died.

All for the sake of their countries, and you know what's funny No one actually gained anything from it. The fact is that all of the countries not including the U. S. lost much, much more than what they gained. Britain lost their power, France lost lives and land, Germany lost everything and Japan lost thousands of civilians in their suicidal attacks called Kamikazes. In my opinion the war was a total waste.

Although some people will tell you that we fought and gained the peace that we have today and have had for almost fifty years. People fought for 5 years and lost more than 50 billion dollars. Maybe if the governments use the past as a guide to the future we won't have to fight such a bloody battle ever again. Especially with nuclear weapons so easy to get now in days.