After millions of deaths occurred during World War I, a peace treaty known as the Treaty of Versailles was created to maintain peace as well as prevent war; however, coincedently, the same treaty that was made to sustain peace helped prompt the start of yet another bloody war known as World War II. During the end of World War I, Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles as punishment for Germany and her allies being the aggressors of the war. Reparations, the War Guilt Clause, territorial loss, and restricted military were all factors as to how the Treaty of Versailles helped trigger World War II.
It’s 1939, Hitler has risen to power wreaking havoc on other countries. This is the start of what is known as WWII. Taking a few steps back is WWI. It all started in 1914 and ended in 1918, this is commonly referred to as the “Great War”. This war dealt with the Triple Alliance, the Triple Entente, the Central Powers, and the Allies. After this war ended on November 11, 1918, leaders from the countries made a treaty called the Treaty of Versailles. After this treaty was made, many things happened and the question in many people 's minds was how did this treaty cause WWII? The Treaty of Versailles helped cause WWII by treating Germany harshly in these three ways: Their army was reduced, they lost territory, and the number one reason is all of the blame Germany got.
On June 28, 1919, Germany and the Allied Powers signed the Treaty of Versailles, formally ending one of the bloodiest wars in modern history. World War I caused the deaths of nearly ten million soldiers and up to thirteen million non-combatants. Catastrophic property and industry losses occurred, especially in France, Belgium, Poland, and Serbia. So in an attempt to avoid future conflict of the same scale, the Allies allowed the Central Powers no participation in the treaty’s negotiations, stripped Germany of many of its territories, blamed it for the war, and imposed substantial reparation payments. However, although the Allies were hopeful that these measures would ensure peace in the future, the Versailles Treaty has been cited as a
Just before the conclusion of the devastating World War I, which had taken more lives than any other war in history, President Woodrow Wilson and the delegates of the Senate in 1919 had conglomerated to come to a decision as to the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, which had primarily been proposed to set forth conditions which would ultimately put an end to the war. Specifically, according to Wilson’s propositions at the Covenant, the Treaty would make peace with the United States’ adversaries by …; however, its major caveat was that it would divert all blame and responsibility for the war to Germany. This clause would cause several disputes between Wilson and his fellow Senators, which had eventually led to the vetoing of the Treaty
The versailles treaty helped cause World War II because Germany lost several territories, their military and army were limited, they also had to pay reparations and they had to admit that they were guilty. World War II began in 1914 due to an assassination in the balkans that helped lead to the actual fighting. Leaders from around the world met at versailles in France to come up with a treaty. Prime Minister David Lloyd George of England, Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau of France, and Woodrow Wilson President of the United States all played a major part in the versailles treaty. Germany and Russia were given no say in this treaty. They each had a different say in what the treaty should include. For example “ Woodrow Wilson
In Elie Wiesel’s speech, “Hope, Despair, and Memory,” he emphasizes the importance of peace. He states throughout his speech that we need to give the gift of peace to others and that mankind needs peace more than ever. War will go on forever, but peace can easily be lost if we don’t try to make peace every single day. He even quotes The Talmud to emphasize his point “It is the wise men who will bring about peace.” He also tries to connect with people from all over the world, for example he says that Israel has gone without peace for thousands of years, this statement may be harsh, but it gets across his point. Overall after reading Elie Wiesel’s speech you will clearly see that having peace is crucial part of success.
In this paper the author Anna Cooper talks about the two sorts of peace. She says that through peace we will have the capacity to determine every single racial issue. She talks about the two sorts of peace. The first peace is being suppression peace which is a peace that permits strength to control and making one inferior. The other type of peace is progressive peace. With this peace we might have the capacity to discover trust or achieving the goals and looking for a more adjusted peace. Cooper further contends that progressive peace is accomplished through reasonable conflict and distinction. As per Cooper, all through God 's universe we see endless agreement and symmetry as the unvarying consequence of the equilibrium
World War I was one of the most devastating and destructive events that occurred during history. It was inevitable to happen due to three main factors including, militarism, nationalism, and alliances between certain countries. However, there are other people who believe that World War I was not inevitable and could have been prevented through certain measures. This source describes that World War I could have been prevented if there were more stable and successful negotiations between countries. However, due to the lack of peaceful negotiations between certain countries, many conflicts arose because of desires to expand military and navels. The desire to achieve glory and success for one’s country caused countries
On November 11th 1918(the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month), the First World War officially ended. So this day Allies (France, Britain and USA) had a great joy. However not all the nations had fall in gladness. On this day nations of Germany had to feel anger and frustration. Also they had agreed (Armistice) to stop fighting during the terms of peace were consulted. Germany signed the armistice on 11th of November in1918, which was the day that the First World War ended. At first Germany believed that the Treaty of Versailles was similar as Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points. Reason why they thought it would be similar is because his points were designed to end the war peacefully and to treat the Germany in a fair way. However
There are a a lot of events that led to the beginning of World War II. But, a lot of the events leading to World War II were a direct result due to World War I. One event leading to World War II started with Hitler rising to power in the 1930s, as he was trying to rebuild Germany. As Germany, was crippled due to World War I and the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was crippled due to World War I and the Treaty of Versailles because Germany lost the war, had to take responsibility, and pay a large amount of money. This caused Germany to be in a turmoil. Another cause of the World War II was that after World War I, the European nations wanted to maintain peace , but Hitler did not. Hitler became aggressive and started to take land from neighboring
Hence, war is a reality, but not a necessity. If we want to bring peace in this world, we will have to bring peace in our minds. Why cannot we be trend setters? Nations sign a peace treaty after the war. Why cannot we sign the peace treaty before the war? Because if we did not do so, the results would be destructive for the whole mankind. So, we should try our best to remain in the developed era and not to turn to stone
On 28 June 1919, the countries involved in World War I gathered at Versailles Palace, to sigh the treaty which was a symbol of the end of World War I. This treaty is known as Treaty of Versailles. The treaty changed the world pattern, caused conflicts and controversies among victorious countries, and displeased the Germans, contributing to the occur of a more destructive world war - World War Ⅱ. The original goal of signing the treaty is to keep the peace, but every country pursued its own national interests, so, unfortunately, it failed quickly. The treaty is like a blasting fuse, causing a much bigger disaster for people all over the world.
In January,1919 the allied leaders attended a peace conference to discuss about the peace terms they would offer to the central power in Paris. Twenty-seven victorious Allied powers were present, but the meetings were dominated by the ‘Winners’, Britain, France and USA. Russia was not summoned because she was not trusted after the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917 and had already made peace with Germany. The treaty was crafted so that Germany would be disabled and it wouldn’t restart another war and the country was severely treated as her most worthy assets were taken. The stipulations of the treaty were categorized into three groups: Territorial, Military and Financial and economic. Germany was coerced by the war guilt clauses to take full responsibility for starting the war and had to pay restitutions that was set to be £6,600 million. The German economy by 1921 was in high difficulty as it was facing huge debts during the war, and was printing lots of money. The continuous printing of more money eventually led to hyperinflation. However, by the end of 1923 Gustav Stresemann (a German politician and statesman who served as Chancellor during that time) had a plan, to pay restitutions and to rebuild Germany within the boundaries. Had it not been for the change in the terms of payment under the Young plan in 1929, Germany would have still paid this bill until 1984.
“We all say not war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won’t be the case"-by Silvio Bersuconi. This quote was said by former Italian Prime Minister who spoke about war. War has been a problem since human was created on this planet. War is a part of history and it is still going on. World War I and II, Cold War, Civil War in Somalia, Afghanistan, many wars has happen and still going on. And all the war expect cold war involves death. Therefore, war brings us mass death, destruction, and ruins the daily life.
“When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn’t over” (Marlantes). When the fighting stopped on the battlefront of World War I many leaders of different countries gathered together in Paris. They were there to discuss the Treaty of Versailles that would ensure permanent peace. The treaty that was created was extremely unfair to Germany. The Treaty of Versailles was far from perfect, but some of the biggest faults were forcing Germany to take the blame for the whole war, demanding they give up all of their colonies and decrease the size of their military, and paying reparations to the Allies. This flawed treaty also attributed to the start of World War II. In part eight of the treaty the blame of World War I is discussed.