But without the treaty of Versailles, Hitler was most likely to fail on his path to power in Germany, and would never have succeeded to start a war in the first place. This makes the treaty of Versailles the main cause of World War II. The First World War had been a devastating war in Europe, causing millions of deaths and casualties throughout the continent. As a result of this, the allies who eventually became victorious were now seeking revenge for the massive losses they had faced. The problem was, that while the allied delegates responsible for writing the peace treaty should have been concerned with the future of Europe, they
After all it had started when a Serbian shot an Austrian. It was felt that Germany had been simply made a scapegoat by the other countries for all that had happened. Looking back it is clear that the Treaty of Versailles created more problems than it actually solved. The treaty broke up empires and changed boundaries. The Germans lost territory and other countries tried to weaken Germany’s military potential and strengthen their own to compensate for the destruction of their lands caused by the Germans.
I think the most significant cause of WW1 was the alliance system. This was most important because different countries would not be involved if they weren’t allies. Before the war happened, Russia, France and Britain had formed an alliance- the Triple Entente. All three countries think that Germany would be a threat to them. Russia thinks that Germany’s army base is too big; UK thinks that Germany’s wealth and navy increased to threaten UK; The relationship between Germany and France had been sour as Germany stole a land from France, and had been in a long-standing feud with Germany from then.
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. Had the terms of the treaty not punished Germany so harshly, it is unlikely that Hitler would have had the opportunity to so easily gained the support of the German people, thus avoiding World War II. The unreasonable terms of Treaty of Versailles almost inevitably caused the outbreak of World War II, which clearly reflects on how the treaty resulted in failed peace in the
This treaty was made with the purpose of negotiating the consequences that would see the losing control, that is to say, the central powers, that constituted in Germany and Austria-Hungary. However, Germany was the one that received the consequences, which were having to take the blame for having caused this war, having to make repairs in the areas damaged by the war, decreasing their armada and finally, had to lose some of them. your territories. Because of this, the treaty of Versailles is considered the most important factor of why the Second World War took place, because Germany refused to comply with this part of the treaty, as they considered it
Germany also lost significant land because of The Treaty of Versailles such as Alsace and Lorraine. Because the Germans lost Alsace and Lorraine, extremely valuable land, Germany had access to significantly less resources, and therefore, was not able to pay the excessively high reparation payments (A, Source 1). The reparation payments required from Germany were not only very harsh and excessive, but they were also impossible to pay, especially because Germany lost extremely valuable land as
World War I started in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918. During the dispute, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire, the Central Powers, fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States, the Allied Powers. The main cause of WWI was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife at Sarajevo on the 28th of June in 1914. However, historians feel that a number of factors contributed to the competition between the great powers that allowed war on such a widespread scale to break out. Germany and Austria are usually regarded as the main perpetrators.
In 1914, Britain put a distant blockade on Germany, which allowed them to control exits from the North Sea and damaged both Germany’s economy and War effort (Roskill 4: 533). Germany attempted to break Britain’s blockade, which resulted in the Battle of Jutland, in 1916. The role that other nations’ navies played was also extremely influential on the outcome of World War I. The role of naval Warfare during World War I, especially the Allied blockade of Germany, proved to be crucial in defeating the Central Powers, which consisted of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire. The naval race between Great Britain and Germany from 1898 to 1914 caused great friction among the two nations and was one of the causes for World War I.
Three reasons why opposing nations should have used collective security is because if Hitler were appeased, then he would continue to imperialise other nations. Secondly, collective security would have been used to stop the growth of power of Adolf Hitler, especially the size of his empire. Lastly, a civil revolution could be created inside of Hitler 's central source of power, Germany, only if force was taken. If nations continued to appease Adolf Hitler while he grew to power, he would continue to imperialise more and more nations. There wouldn’t be anything or anybody to stop him, so why should he stop taking over more land to grow his power.
Stalin’s plan was to improve his military for future conflict and he would do this while Germany entered into hostility with Britain. The Pact bought Stalin some extra time to do this. The Soviets did not want a future where a powerful and victorious Germany would be their next door neighbour (Gorodetsky 1990, p29). In September 1939 Hitler invaded Poland. Neither Hitler nor Stalin had foreseen that this would lead to the Western Allies declaring war on Germany on the first of September 1939.