In 1919, Woodrow Wilson (president of USA) issued his fourteen points at the Versailles Conference in hopes of resolving the First World War and future wars, and also creating a lasting peace.In conclusion, The Treaty of Versailles was extremely unfair to Germany, due to the fact that the Treaty was a Diktat; moreover Germany was not allowed to be part of the European Society.For such a large country, an army of 100,000 men was just big enough to keep order within Germany, but was not large enough to defend Germany from other invading powers.In addition, my opinion on the treaty of Versailles was fair until Germany had to pay full reparations as well as limiting their armed forces.By restricting her to an army of only 100,000 volunteers,...
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The Versailles Treaty did not guarantee fair treatment towards Germany, as it imposed harsh sanctions on the defeated nation.The nations tried to restore peace through various peace settlements, including the Versailles Treaty.In what seemed to be a response to the loss of lands due to the Versailles Treaty, Hitler sought to expand German territory by uniting all German-speaking people (Sulzberger, 1985).With Hitler as leader, Germany violated the Versailles Treaty and started the path to the Second World War.Most of them remained bitter towards the Versailles Treaty.
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They knew about it and they signed it even though those were just probabilities, they knew that those might happen, so if they thought that the treaty of Versailles unfair they should not have signed the armistice and carry on fighting.In my opinion, I agree that the treaty of Versailles was unfair for Germany.So therefore, the Treaty of Versailles was partially unfair for the Germany.The treaty of Versailles was a treaty made upon the surrender of Germany in the WW1.Treaty of Brest-Litovsk When Russia lost the war against Germany, Germany forced Russia to sign the treaty of Bvest-Litovsk.
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The £6,600 million reparation in payments an equivalent of $32 Billion imposed on Germany by the allied powers in the treaty served to further severe the already crumbled Germany economy.The ultimate indication of the failure of the treaty came in the early 1930s and the later outbreak of the second world war with Germany back in the fray served further to point to the fact that the treaty of Versailles was unfair and unreasonable.The fact that the three main allied powers who were signatories to the treaty of Versailles had conflicting interests clearly indicates the discrepancies among the framers.The Treaty of Versailles had adverse effects on the Germany economy and currency which were negatively impacted.Noticeably negotiations amon...
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The treaty was set up to cripple Germany so it had no power anymore to start another war.In conclusion, I feel that some parts of the treaty of Versailles are harsh on Germany yet other clauses are not harsh enough.In the conditions in the Treaty of versaille Germany had too accept all blame for the war, lost 10% of it’s land, had to pay £6600 million in reparations, had it’s army cut too just 100,000 men and was not allowed into the league of nations until it could prove the country was peaceful.For this clause I do not feel that the treaty was harsh enough on Germany as it did not take long for them to be able to join the league of nations again.The first clause I will talk about that was set in the Treaty of versaille will be the terr...
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– In conclusion, the Treaty of Versailles cannot be justified as it simply made the situation worse, angering Germany and leaving them wanting revenge.What restrictions were placed on Germany’s armed forces by the treaty of Versailles?Many countries were angry about the war and some felt that the Treaty simply didn’t punish and cripple Germany in a way that would stop them from starting another war.(10 marks) – The Treaty of Versailles is justified because Germany treated other countries, especially Russia, very harshly during the war and they had to feel how the other countries felt and suffer the consequences the war brought.They wanted an even harsher treaty.
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It is questionable that the Treaty of Versailles kept and provided real peace with the harsh punishments of Germany and the problems of the League of Nations.One of the main clauses of the Treaty was clause 231, this clause states, “The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies.”1 This clause blamed Germany for all the actions and consequences, they had to be responsible.The League of Nations was set to enforce the Treaty of Versailles and it if is successful it als...
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If treaty of Versailles required not too harsh, Germany will not be angry.The treaty of Versailles forced Germany to pay enormous amount of money- $6,600 million.After Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles .Germany already lost a lot from the war, and they are busy to rebuild but the treaty of Versailles which make them impossible to do anything.The treaty of Versailles was signed in 28th June, 1919. this treaty involved lots of requirement for Germany.
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The Treaty of Versailles sparked extreme German nationalism due to the unfairness of the treaty as a whole, the denial of a chance to rebuild Germany’s economy, and the rise of Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party.These events that transpired were in part largely due to Treaty of Versailles because of all pressure and oppression that came from this treaty squashing the German people until Adolf took control of their rage and rose to power, thus causing the Treaty of Versailles to be a major factor in the igniting of World War II.During World War I, The main battlefields for the conflict between the Allies and the Axis Powers were the east front of France and the western front of Germany, the western front border lining the Balkan nations and ...
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The most unjust term in the treaty was probably the War Guilt clause, where Germany was to accept all the blame for starting the war.The Treaty of Versailles may have seemed fair to the Allies, but it was very unfair on the losing side, Germany alone should not have been held responsible for the war, and although their allies were punished, they should have also been charged, and paid part of the reparations.The terms of the treaty were thought unfair by the Germans, but the two representatives didnt have a choice, as they knew refusing to sign would start the war all over again.The treaty ordered that there should be a plebiscite/vote in North Schleswig, to see whether the local people wanted to stay in Germany or join Denmark, the resu...
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Furthermore, the three leaders thought that Germany would have enforced a harsher treaty if it had won.This is why Hitler gained plenty of support in Germany when he planned to overthrow the Treaty.b)Why did the treaty of Versailles cause problems for Germany in the years up to 1923?Lloyed George didn’t want to make the treaty too harsh as he wanted to keep germany as a trading partner and to prevent a future war.Overall, the Treaty of Versailles did not succeed in keeping peace but had been the best that could be hoped for in 1919, as the leaders of the winning countries did not have any other choice.
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The Treaty could have been successful but once the Treaty had been signed; the alliance had crumbled, worsened by different ideas on how to enforce the Treaty.The Versailles Treaty aimed to keep prolonged peace, the weakness of the compromise shows a failure of the Treaty.In conclusion, there are many strengths and weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles, from the ideological revolution in the League of Nations, to the lack of considered economics in the reparations and loss of territories.On the 28th June 1919, Germany resentfully signed the most famous treaty ever, Versailles.Germany was also left to decide about whether they could afford the reparations, and obviously, as they did not want to have this article imposed on them, they oft...
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The Treaty could have been successful but once the Treaty had been signed; the alliance had crumbled, worsened by different ideas on how to enforce the Treaty.Keynes, who scathingly criticised the Treaty of Versailles, heavily condemned the reparations as Britain depended on the revival of trade, especially with Germany, but Germany needed to increase their exports and decrease their imports.This shows another weakness of the Versailles Treaty, as no suitable amount for Germany to pay was reached discrediting the treaty.The Versailles Treaty aimed to keep prolonged peace, the weakness of the compromise shows a failure of the Treaty.However, the Treaty should be commended as one of its own time, that regardless of its contents would have...
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The British Prime Minister thought that the treaty was far too harsh and would ruin Germany altogether.The Treaty of Versailles established nine new countries, and changed many boundaries, but there was still a debate about the fairness of the allocation.It was the Versailles treaty which gave Hitler power, they looked for a saviour and they found Adolf Hitler.There are several ways in which the Treaty of Versailles was a success but there are also some which show it was a failure.I think this because the Treaty wasn’t really accepted by all of the countries.
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As a result a new agreement, the treaty of Lausanne, was signed in 1923.The Terms of the treaty were that Turkey regained much of the land lost to Greece, even though it looks very less but the treaty must have helped the turkish people alot and must have helped their economy to build up and regain its old position.This treaty is not fair to me as i think,that they were forced to sign the treaty, that they took too much of hungary’s land away and limited its army when it needed alot of protection as Austria and Hungary had just seperated and also due to what had happened with Bela Kun and his ways, they needed as much protection as they could get.The treaty of Sevres was, The Treaty with Turkey in the 1920 The Ottoman family had ruled ov...
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Nationalists believe in military greatness and therefore, they had the support of the army, because at this point the army were unemployed and were very angry at the Treaty of Versailles restrictions.The communists could be crushed easily, and would have been less prominent if the Treaty of Versailles’ demands had not caused so much damage to Germany that the government lacked support.The reason that Germany could not pay her Reparations was due to several factors, one of them being Europe’s general bankrupcy after the expenses of the war and one of them being the land that she lost to the Treaty of Versailles.The problems all seemed to stem from the fact that the Treaty of Versailles did not give Germany a fair hance to improve herself,...
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html – Primary Documents: Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919.The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty drafted after World War I that was signed by the United States, France, and England, known as the Triple Entente, and unwillingly signed by Germany.Under what came to be known as the “War Guilt” clauses (“World War One: The Treaty of Versailles”, 2009), Germany was required to disarm, pay reparations to certain countries that were damaged in some way because of the war, and make substantial territorial concessions.The Treaty of Versailles.In article 232, Germany was required to make reparations to the countries affected by the war (“Primary Documents: Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919”, 1919/2001).
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The Treaty of Versailles, 1919: A Primary Source Examination of the Treaty That Ended World War I. Rosen Central, 2005. .Though in the end, Germany had left with no choice but to sign the treaty, initially she was really reluctant about the demands that are asked by the treaty.But later on, Germany cried for revolution against the treaty for it did not really geared towards peaceful arrangements which also made the United States refuse to ratify the treaty, refuse to join the League of Nations and implement the isolationism policy.According to historians, it is the failure of the Treaty of Versailles (or even the establishment of it) that gives the impetus to the rise of another world war for the reasons that: Germany is not really di...
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The Treaty of Versailles largely completed all of these points, however there are other issues that had not been dealt with.Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles in which they admitted to be responsible for the war.This is in preparation for article 232 of the Treaty of Versailles, in which the Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany should pay reparations or compensation for the damage done to the allies.The aim of the Treaty of Versailles was to make sure that Germany could never repeat the actions in World War One.Germany seemed to be destroying tanks and other military equipment, but this was only to look like it was complying.
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This caused life in Germany to be very hard for civilians, food and other essentials were limited.In this essay I will be analysing and concluding whether I believe that the Treaty of Versailles was the main cause of the political and economic instability in Germany between 1919 and 1923.The treaty angered the German people as they felt stabbed in the back believing it to be unfair and shameful.To conclude I believe that the Treaty of Versailles was only to blame for the economic instabilities Germany faced between the years 1919 to 1923.It sounds fair but in fact it resulted in dozens of small parties, with no party strong enough to get a majority vote.
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Ultimately what was agreed at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles would shape the next twenty years of German, European and World history.Given that these two factors are crucial to the outbreak of war in 1939 and that the Treaty of Versailles was possibly behind both, it remains extremely significant.Similarly, the Treaty of Versailles could then be behind the Anschluss.The Treaty of Versailles also contained clauses on Germany’s armed forces.They would see the Nazis as a party for the people; a party that could get Germany back to the power that it was prior to the Treaty of Versailles.
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We know that Hitler hated the Treaty of Versailles.This is impossible if the treaty was still in place, but we know that Germany destroyed this.Although I think that The Treaty of Versailles was unfair and too harsh on Germany, Hitler and Germany shouldn’t have reacted the way they did.Even though countries fought against Germany and at first believed that the treaty was the right, fair punishment for what they’d done.The treaty limited Germany’s army size.
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They believed that they were “Stabbed in the back”, when Ebert’s government (November Criminals) signed the Treaty of Versailles.Germany also lost many of its territories, including Alsace and Lorraine (Given back to France) as one of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles.The new government was due to the treaty of Versailles and the revolution.The Treaty of Versailles was put together by the Big Three (President Wilson, Lloyd George and Georges Clemenceau) from Britain, France and the united states without the German’s involvement each aiming for a different thing.The Treaty of Versailles also stated that Germany had to pay reparations, due her weak economy, Germany attempted to resolve the issue by printing a large sum of their currenc...
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Consequently the Treaty of Versailles helped to cause the Economic depression, in Germany.Hitler hated the treaty of Versailles, and he promised to kick out the treaty of Versailles as he had said in the Nazis Twenty-Five Points.Although it applies more to the economic disaster of ’23’ because at this time the German people needed someone to turn to for help and Hitler offered to take them over as someone to lead them to a better Germany, Hitler states some ideas for example “the abolition of the Treaty of Versailles” and “the union of Germany and Austria”.* The Treaty of Versailles was important to Hitler’s rise to power because, it was the cause of Germany’s downfall.Therefore, the Treaty of Versailles was the most important reason on ...
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The diplomats of this treaty only intended to end all wars and redraw Europe, but this treaty marked the beginning of a disaster for Germany.The terms of the Treaty of Versailles were horrendous, and it brought Germany to its knees.Western European tried to treat Germany as insignificant through the Treaty of Versailles, which weakened and isolated German democratic leaders.The Treaty of Versailles called for a trial for Kaiser, but it was never done because Deutschland did not want to give him up, which stopped any chance of Germany restoring monarchy.The Treaty of Versailles weakened Germany economically, socially, and politically.
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According to the Treaty of Versailles Germany lost all its colonies, its army was limited to 100, 000 troops, it had given up its colonies to France and payed $35 million (Canadian $) as reparations to the Allies for the losses they experienced during World War I.The Treaty of Versailles was a major blow at Germany as it disagreed to all of the fourteen points proposed by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.The causes of World War II have a number of influential and critical reasons towards it; but the major causes include, the Treaty of Versailles which was an agent for the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, and the policy of Appeasement promoted by the French and British.The policy of Appeasement was promoted by the French and British for many re...
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Treaty of Versailles, 1919.The Germans would also have equally been against Article 49 of the treaty through which Germany was made to renounce in favor of the League of Nations, the government of the its important territories such as the Saar Basin.Treaty of Versailles, 1919, Retrieved April 13, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.The Allies, who drafted the Treaty of Versailles, were confident that it was not only a just settlement of the Great War, but that that it also provided the basis upon which the peoples of Europe can live together in friendship and equality.The Treaty of Versailles: A reassessment after 75 years.
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The fundamental significance of Versailles was emotional rather than rational.* Treaty of Versailles was “relatively lenient” .If Clemencau had had his way instead of being restrained by Britain and America the treaty could have been much worse for Germany.In hindsight, Germans wouldn’t consider the Treaty of Versailles a really unbearable treaty.Severe as the Treaty of Versailles seemed to many Germans, it should be remembered that Germany might easily have feared much worse.
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The terms of the Versailles Treaty were so hostile to Germany that German Chancellor Philipp Scheidemann resigned rather than sign it.However, Germany realised they had to sign it for they no longer had any military power left to resist.To avoid this, the treaty also limited the German army to 100,000 men, restricted the Navy to vessels under 100,000 tons, and forbade Germany to have an air force.Clemenceau and the French were aware that Germany would probably not be able to pay such an enormous debt, but nevertheless greatly feared rapid German recovery and the initiation of a new war against France.The Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Hitler, the rise of Japan as a world power, the rise of fascism in Italy and the League of Nations we...
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He led Germany in rearming in 1933, and Hitler proclaimed they would be ready for war by 1940.Another one of Hitlers many promises was that he would destroy the Treaty of Versailles.From the Treaty of Versailles, to the rise of Hitler, and the failure of the League of Nations, there were many causes that lead up to World War II.World War I left Germany with many shortfalls, thus leaving them in the hands of the Treaty of Versailles.Rather unfair of a Treaty, this left Germany once again looking for another way out.
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