Post- WW1 Problems. Europe in the 1920s and 1930s. Political, Economic, Social Problems in Europe. Political Problems Collapse of Old Gov. Weak Democracies Creation of new Countries Cultural Tensions/Displacements Economic Problems No Industry/Agricultural Production
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Europe in the 1920s and 1930s
According to Woodrow Wilson:
KEEP THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY …
so to establish lasting peace.
1. Outlawed war as an instrument of national policies
2. Required nations to resolve their disputes by pacifist means
After WW1, New Democratic Gov. emerged: Germany, Austria, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece
All Lacked democratic traditions
New leaders failed to show citizens how democracy could improve their lives economically
Treaty of Versailles did not allow war torn nations to rebuild, rather made them pay huge war debts
All while dealing w/ depression, starvation, homelessness, unemployment
Countries Unable to Cope
New Democracies Collapse
Dictators seize power and throw out elected leaders.