Causes Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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Some historians believe that the Treaty of Versailles is mainly responsible for the political and economic instability in Germany between 1919 and 1923. Which means that they, in turn, believe that both the alt right and alt right revolts, thousands of Germans dying from famine, the economy crashing in 1923 and ultimately the creation of Nazi Germany are all direct and immediate results of the Treaty of Versailles. While the are quite right some extent, it’s not as simple as that. The Treaty of Versailles lead to a snowballing of events which were ultimately finalised by the creation of Nazi Germany, however there are a multitude of other events that helped it come along nicely. This essay will explore the key points of the Treaty of Versailles, the Weimar Constitution and threats that loomed from both alt left and alt right parties.
When Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles on June 28th in 1919 the Rat der Vier had decided upon the following rules of conduct. Not only would Germany and all it’s allies have to carry full responsibility for all casualties and damages caused by the first world war, but they also had to reimburse all winning parties for their losses. The day the Germans signed the Treaty of Versailles Germany was cut short by 13% of its soil and 10% of its population. The then German Rheinland was then occupied by the French, French troops were to remain on German soil until the Germans had fully reimbursed the French for their casualties. Restrictions in
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