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Why World War 2 Started?

Why World War 2 Started?
There are many reasons why World War 2 started. When looking at the facts, it becomes clear that its roots can be traced back decades earlier. The Treaty of Versailles After World War I, the triumphant Allies created the Treaty of Versailles. Among its many provisions were limiting the German Army to no more than 100,000 men. Lands that had belonged to Germany in Asia were taken away. The Germans were also forced to pay 33 billion dollars to the Allies. There were also economic sanctions imposed. All of these left bitterness in the hearts of some German nationalists. The end result was that in the 1920s, the nation would be beset by political instability. This would lead to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Part of the reason why World War 2 started was Hitler’s decision to tear up...

Why Did They Build the Brooklyn Bridge?

Why Did They Build the Brooklyn Bridge?
The history of the Brooklyn Bridge is more than an example of the engineering skills of people. It’s also a story of determination, of how they were able to overcome any struggles and early obstacles. Beginnings The idea of building a suspension bridge was proposed in 1857. That year the proposal to create one was sent to Congress. The goal was to construct it just over the East River. The plan was to extend it all the way to Brooklyn. However it was only in 1866 when the plans were officially given to John Roebling and Wilhelm Hildenbrand. The Congress approved of their plans. Two years later the New York Bridge Company was created and the history of the Brooklyn Bridge would properly commence. In 1869 the plan was sent to President Ulysses Grant, who approved it. Construction In 1869...

Why Did Carol Burnett Sue the National Enquirer?

Why Did Carol Burnett Sue the National Enquirer?
A multi-talented individual who has shown the world great skills as a dancer, singer and comedian, Carol Burnett came to known as a writer. She was also a highly successful performer, with major appearances in the hit television program entitled “The Gary Moore Show” as well as lead roles in “The Carol Burnett Show,” which lasted for at least 10 long years. Here is a look back at her illustrious life and career including why Carol Burnett sued the tabloid National Enquirer. The Reason Behind the Lawsuit Why did Carol Burnett sue the National Enquirer? She filed a lawsuit against the tabloid for libel in 1981. During that very same year, the newspaper reportedly told how she got drunk in public. According to the report, she was sensitive about that particular issue because...

Why Was the Eiffel Tower Built?

Why Was the Eiffel Tower Built?
The history of the Eiffel Tower will show just how unique it was. Unlike some of the other towering structures of the time, this one was built for no other reason than to stand out. The 1889 World Fair To mark the bicentennial of the Revolution, local officials decided to hold the World Fair to showcase French talent and creativity. Among the ideas tossed around involved creating a tower. The structure however, wasn’t supposed to endure. The idea was to make the tower for the expo and afterwards it would be taken down. In fact it was suggested that the design should allow for its easy dismantling. Gustave Eiffel The history of the Eiffel Tower began with the man who bears its name. At the time, he was working on a tower design. He first presented it to officials in Barcelona, Spain....

Why Was the Berlin Wall Built?

Why Was the Berlin Wall Built?
To better understand the reasons why the Berlin Wall was built in 1961, it’s important to learn about the events that happened after World War II. Specifically it involved the growing rift between the US and the USSR under Stalin. The Potsdam Agreement After Nazi Germany surrendered in 1945, the country was divided into four groups. One belonged to Russia. The other three were shared by the United States, Britain and France. The four parties made the Potsdam Agreement which defined the borders for each. The Cold War The division of territories marked the points where US and Russian influence could extend. As the 1950s approached, the Western side became influenced by the United States’ way of life. The Eastern side would be marked by Communist rule. So part of the reason why the Berlin...