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The second world war was arguably the most catastrophic war in human history. The origins of the second world war in Europe are complex and controversial. The following article is a list of ten books that provide different perspectives on the root causes of the second world. In these works’ the authors offer a new or influential argument on the decision and policies that resulted in the second world war. The range of the reasons for the cause of the WW II include the western democracies policies of appeasement, German Nationalism. Nazi Ideology, economic rivalry and in the character of Adolf Hitler.
A.J.P Taylor. ''[http://www.powells.com/book/origins-of-the-second-world-war-2nd-edition-2221151811691?partnerid=41307&p_ti The Origins of the Second World War]'', Fawcett Premier, 2nd Edition (1966).
Based largely on Neville Chamberlain's, the British Prime Minister’s perspective. This book describes how were it not for Chamberlain's policy of ‘appeasement’ which sought to prevent war by agreeing to Nazi Germany’s demands on issues such as the Sudetenland, World War II might have been avoided. Ruggerio showed that Chamberlin’s policy only made Hitler to seek more territory. Eventually, Chamberlin recognized that Hitler would make continual demands and this led him to change his policy and when Hitler invaded Poland he declared war and this was to lead to the second world war in just over twenty years.
Jonathan Wright. ''[http://www.powells.com/book/germany-and-the-origins-of-the-second-world-war-9780333495568?partnerid=41307&p_ti Germany and the Origins of the Second World War]'', Palgrave MacMillan (2007).