Causes Of World War I

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1. In what ways did the First World War and its concluding treaties contribute to the development of the Second World War? Were there other significant causes?

The end of the First World War ended through numerous treaties signed by Austria, Germany, and Turkey. Many of these treaties saw the losing side secede their colonies to independence movements, or acknowledgement of independence by the League of Nations.

None of the treaties would impact Germany (and the rest of future world) than the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty contained Article 231, which mandated that Germany pay war reparations to other countries, and accept full responsibility for all hostilities during the World War. This placed a large financial burden on the German

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