Fundamental Cause Of World War Two: The Versailles Peace Settlement?

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GE1401 Argumentative essay Title: Fundamental cause of World War Two: The Versailles Peace Settlement Name: Chan Hau Yan, Erica SID: 55219930 Instructor: Mr. John Mc Colgan Chan Hau Yan, Erica 55219930 Fundamental cause of World War Two: The Versailles Peace Settlement The Second World War, a global war which lasted for 6-year, it brought massive destruction and casualties to the world. Although it was already decades ago, its damages: hatred between ethnic groups, issue of comfort woman, physical, psychological and environmental damage still remain nowadays. Obviously, Hitler was key person in starting the war, he actively invaded European states and declared war. Nevertheless, Hitler could not rise to power so expeditiously without the favorable condition provided by the Versailles Peace Settlement, which should be regarded as the fundamental cause of World Was Two. Firstly, the Versailles treaty helped the rise of Nazism, hence sowed the seed for Germany to take revenge by starting a world war. Refer to the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany had to pay heavy reparation, £6,600 million, as the compensation for the victorious powers; suffered from territorial loss, for example, Alsace-Lorraine and Memel was given to France and Lithuania respectively, West Prussia and Posen were ceded to Poland; disarmament, such as German army could only contain 100,000 soldiers, only six battleships were allowed in the navy, and she

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