Since 1933, the UK and France were not weren't ready economically and financially to wage war against Germany. In 1933, its leader Adolf Hitler, seized power lawfully, and wanted to take revenge after the humiliation of the Versailles Treaty. Indeed, after WWII, France, the UK and the USA decided to impose hard clauses on Germany as some territories were occupied, military service was given up, and there seemed to be an impossibility of having an army. The Sudeten territory was also separated from the country. In fact, Hitler wanted to expand his territory that was called the "vital space", and then set up a dictatorship regime. He also had the ambition of seizing a part of Czechoslovakia. Therefore, the countries adopted an isolationist position and decided to react against Hitler's provocations and offensive actions. In fact, he restored the military service in 1935 and also succeeded in militarizing Rhineland. As WWI was very difficult to win, Germany became quite a powerful country.
[...] Firstly, we will examine Great Britain's situation after the French troops' failure and the armistice in order to analyze whether it was the only country in Europe that was able to fight and compete with the Germans. The British scenario Defeat of France and Great Britain in the Battle of France The Battle of France, also known as the Fall of France, was made up of the German invasion of France and Benelux countries, by the Ardennes and took place on May It was the end of the Phoney War. There were two major operations led by the German armies. During the first battle, they surrounded the allies. [...]
[...] London, the capital city of the European resistance During the Battle of Britain, the UK was assisted by the air forces of the Dominions, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Additionally, other nationalities such as Belgium and France were also present. The RAF was motivated by some Polish and Czechoslovak squadrons. Indeed, the Polish pilots, according to Churchill, “played a glorious part in the repulse of Germans”. They were represented in the “Royal Air Force”, the “Royal Navy” and the “Merchant Marine”, and in the ranks of the armies of liberation. [...]
[...] During the second one, on June Germans attacked the French territory. This Battle was a failure for France and the UK. France and Britain asked for the armistice, which was signed on June The signing of the armistice proved to be a huge victory for the Axis powers. The French government decided to set up an agreement with Nazi Germany After Leon Blum‘s decision to quit the French government, on June there was a social crisis due to the conspiracies against the security of the state and the Front Populaire's break-up. [...]
[...] It would have been more powerful and Great Britain could have helped it to control the power'. Great Britain seemed to be the only nation that was able to resist Germany, even if the French government didn't believe they could succeed in it. II- Britain became the only country in Europe to fight and to compete with the Germans The Battle of Britain On September 1940, Hitler began bombing the UK cities. The Blitz took place during the summer and autumn of 1940. [...]
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