A Violation The Treaty of Versailles was a violation of Wilson’s ideals. The Treaty is one of the most important agreements (or disagreements) that shaped 20th century Europe socially and physically. Woodrow Wilson on January 22, 1917 in an address to the United States Senate called for a peace without victors, but the Treaty signed by the participating nations was everything but that. The blame for the war was placed on Germany and justified the reparations that were outlined by the treaty for the war. The terms of the treaty were very harsh to the Germans and they took on great resentment.
9In what ways did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany? When Germany surrendered, they knew they had to pay a price, but the peace treaty was more severe than they expected. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and American President Woodrow Wilson, the three leaders of the Allies, decided the fate of Germany. The Treaty
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.
The Weimar Republic was established in 1919 and was a democratic state to replace imperialism because the Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany had to become a democratic country. The Weimar Republic was significantly weak due to hyperinflation, the economic collapse, the Treaty of Versailles, and other issues that were present during that time. The Weimar Republic faced chaos and violence with the Communist uprising and the Kapp Putsch. The Kapp Putsch, which took place in March 1920, was a threat to the new government and was assisted by General Luttwitz who led a group of Freikorps men (Kapp Putsch). They were against Friedrich Ebert’s beliefs about the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles.
One of the biggest issues that the new government had to face was the exaggerated terms of the Treaty of Versailles. These terms limited the Weimar Republic from fully developing and growing to become a fully fledged society. The signing of the Treaty of Versailles meant torture for the country and the people populating it, and a vast majority of the population felt it was betrayal from the German government, naming the Weimar Republic officials the ‘November criminals’. Many people that supported the Weimar Republic changed their views after the terms of the Treaty of Versailles became publicly available since they felt the Weimar Republic was just the result of losing the war rather than the actual choice of the majority of the population. The problems faced by the Weimar Republic
In 1919 WWI just ended, the Allied powers convened the Paris Peace Conference to determine punishments for the Central Powers and the Allies’ benefits for helping win the war. The new compromises were composed of false hopes and promises, disputed territorial claims, and a weak League of Nations that soon fell apart, because of these, tensions arose and the conference became a catalyst for WW2. Japan contributed greatly to help win WW1, however, they were not seen as equals, and they were not part of the Big 4, that was composed of, Briton, Italy, France and the chairman of the conference the United States. Japan having lost lives and property from the war thought they should be equals with the Big 4 and not have policies made unfairly against them.
Because of its importance at the time, countries are forced to do action that was unnecessary and that would start conflict. So what A-H did was they took action and sent an ultimatum to Serbia that should humiliate Serbia. The action displayed by A-H provoke Serbia, and that the ultimatum that was sent by A-H, was quoted from Winston Churchill “the most insolent document of its kind ever devised”. And worse Serbia couldn’t agree to all of them because it would be a breach of Serbian sovereignty. Which forced Serbia to disagree to one of the demands and caused A-H to declare war.
The Treaty of Versailles left Germany in shambles, humiliated and broken, with an unstable economy. As a result, many Germans wanted revenge and held intense resentment towards the Allied Powers. Eventually, this plunged German into a state of desperation, where people were willing to follow anyone to lead them out of darkness. This led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, who was able to persuade Germans to free Germany from the “chains of Versailles”, where his many speeches mainly blamed the provisions of the treaty with responsibility of Germany’s many problems. Hitler’s mind-set and determination, along with the support of Germans, to make Germany into a stronger nation once again led to WWII and attempts to revoke the treaty.
The Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles was envisioned to be a reconciliation agreement among the Allies and the Germans. Versailles shaped political dissatisfaction and economic confusion in Germany. The Peace Treaty of Versailles signified the consequences of the violence as well as the revenge and released the door for an autocrat and the beginning of The World War II. The responsibility for the war was placed on Germany and vindicated the damages that were defined by the treaty for the war. Hence, as going throughout the events that happened and the terms of the treaty, they were seen very tough on the Germans and they took on unlimited anger.
The Ottomans were defeated in several wars. These defeats resulted in significant losses of territory. With the Ottoman at risk of complete collapse, Europe’s imperial powers decided to secure territory or influence in the region . All main powers in Europe wanted to have land in the falling Ottoman Empire, thus causing tension between countries, because the countries wanted land to themselves. In conclusion Imperialism was a big cause of WW1, because with all countries fighting about capturing or colonizing land, they can’t come on an agreement that should get what.