Assessment of the Second world war: the year 1945
- The Dilemma of Britain
- A real lack of interest in Europe
- An ambiguous response or 'Cordial bail'
- The need to protect Britain's global interests
- Europe against Commonwealth
- Europe against the rest of the world
- The need to channel this plan was said to be too ambitious
- Insert the plan in the League
- Too rapid?
In 1945, the world's fate was overwhelmed by the deadliest conflict that humanity has known. The year 1945 is described as a zero year, that is to say, the year of a new beginning. Indeed the Second World War marked a watershed in the history of the twentieth century in its scope and the challenge to the place of Europe in the world. Indeed, Europe which was the main battleground of the war was in ruins. The fighting, especially the aerial bombings, caused considerable destruction. In Germany, 70% of buildings were destroyed in the Ruhr and forty-five cities were more than 50# destroyed. The USSR also suffered greatly. Seventy thousand villages and towns were ruined, and 80% of the French ports and three-quarters of its locomotives were out of use. However the U.S. suffered no material loss. From these economic findings, we can better understand the importance of this balance, and its consequences in the reorganization of the world.