Instead, it is Germany’s Military reorganization because it reduced Germany’s military which made them feel weak and trapped which for a nationalism country, it is the worst to no longer feel the pride in your country the you used to. These four ways the Treaty of Versailles punished Germany after WWI helped the Treaty to be the cause of WWII. On that note I will leave you with, do you still believe one document couldn’t have helped to start World War
The public was frustrated at an inefficient, unjust taxation system and the lack of change even with the evident need for reform. The last monarch of the Ancien Regime Louis XVI (1773-89) who proclaimed himself “the restorer of French liberty”, continually hired and fired ministers all of whom highlighted the same problem in France’s finances; the need of radical change of the way the public was taxed. Calonne suggested a progressive land value tax. This resulted in the Assembly of Notables being formed in 1787. The nobility rejected this plan which created hostility towards the king and opposition from the first and second estate for the reforms and anger from the third estate for appeasing the nobility and clergy.
Tierney & Painter (1992) argue that the coronation distinguished the Western European society, differing themselves from his ‘others’; the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic world in Spain. But that is exactly the problem; by differing themselves, they went against European unity in the broader sense. It achieved dualism between the Eastern and Western Roman Empires, breaking up Europe in two parts (Mikkeli, 1998, Barraclough, 1963). The first stage of the Schism of the Catholic Church was even caused by the Franks, according to Barraclough (1963). This dualism and hostility against each other was caused by the coronation, the Eastern Emperor at that time did not acknowledge Charlemagne as being the Emperor of the West for a long time.
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.
In a political cartoon, Hitler is crawling out of the Treaty of Versailles (Fitzpatrick). This could be interpreted as Nazism rising from the inception of the treaty; essentially, Hitler and his movement rose from the ashes because of the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler even said within speeches that the Treaty of Versailles was meant to harm Germany, and many people believed it since it was so damaging towards Gremany. For example, in a speech Hitler gave in Salzburg while running for leader, he said “This is the first demand we must raise and do [reversal of the Versailles Treaty provisions]: that our people be set free, that these chains be burst asunder, that Germany be once again captain of her soul and master of her destinies, together with all those who want to join Germany over” (Salzburg). In this quotation, Hitler is saying that he believes Germany should rebel against the treaty and all of its provisions that were forced upon the people.
In the 1st century, Christianity spread throughout Rome causing differing views on the religion. At first Christianity was disapproved of by the upper class, then in later years it was embraced. The spread of Christianity throughout Rome eventually caused Rome to split and lead to the fall of the Roman empire. Christianity challenged the government, believing in a higher power then the Emperor. With this mindset, the government feared for it’s future in Rome and it was disapproved of, much like the Tang Emperor Wu in document 6, who stated that it will cause disorder in society.
Emperor Frederick 1st (Barbarossa), was elected to the position of King of Germany at a time when the Kingdom was on the verge of Civil War over rightful inheritence, and the power of the Monarchy had been reduced to little more than that of a Duke or a Count; only holding power over the greaty deminished Crownlands. During his rule, he faced the monumental task of restoring the German Empire to its former glory and restablishing the power and authority of the Crown once again. Bararossa would come into conflict over his measures and would face several problems during his attempts to unite the Kingdoms of Germany and Italy and create for himself what would become known as the Holy Roman Empire. In his attempts to rule over the two great kingdoms, we can see how he needed to use different measures with each to ensure the cooperation of the governments and the peace of the Empire.
She implemented significant reforms in all areas in order to insure the strength of the government. In her reforms she focused on many areas of state legislation, including medicine, civil rights, education, and religion. Her desire for reform led her focus on the strengthening of the empire, which consequently had a negative effect on the power of the Church, even though her personal religious devotion prevented her from creating reforms aimed at directly attacking the Church. Her successor and son, Joseph II, did not have the same feeling of dedication and had no objections to weakening the Church for the benefit of his nation. During his tenure, Joseph II implemented many reforms that aimed to lessen the Church’s influence and to increase the toleration of non-Catholic religions, because he did not share the dated belief that national unity requires religious unity.
For example, Germany suffered heavy loss after the First World War. Not only they could not make a large military, they had to pay heavy reparations to the allied countries. Then Hitler rose up to break the treaty of Versailles and brought limited power to the people. That was the positive effect to the German Aryan races. However, the negative effect comes later in the Second World War.
During the year of 313 CE, Constantine met his contender Licinius at Milan to negotiate on the policies associated to the Christian community. The rationality that lied behind the agreement was to eliminate the persecutions that were being faced by the Christians since long ago and to abolish the strict practices against them . Thus, the agreement allowed the religious freedom to all religious, slightly favoring Christianity. The Edict of Milan was indeed a milestone in legitimizing Christianity as official religion of the state in the years to come. At the time of agreement Constantine was still a pagan but he did not reduce his efforts to popularize Christianity.