What Effect Did The Treaty Of Versailles Have On Germany

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The significance that the Treaty of Versailles had on Germany was that, first off, Germany was blamed for starting the war by the other countries involved in World War I. France, Russia, and Italy all agreed that Germany was to blame for starting the war. Therefore, they made Germany pay reparations. These reparations affected Germany greatly. Not only did the Treaty of Versailles blame Germany for starting the war, but the Treaty of Versailles also led to a great depression and to the rise of Adolf Hitler. The Treaty of Versailles had a huge effect on Germany. To start off with, Germany was hurt politically. When the Treaty of Versailles was first proposed, the government did not agree with the Treaty of Versailles and not only resigned, but also refused to sign the Treaty of Versailles. The new incoming government had no choice but to just sign the Treaty of Versailles. This hurt the government and their connection that they could have possibly had with the Germans because the government was accused of stabbing the people of Germany in the back because of the fact that they signed the Treaty of Versailles. This accusation became more popular over time as Germany, its economy, and its people began to suffer. This accusation also…show more content…
This was one of the biggest impacts on Germany all throughout World War I and it even partially drifted directly into World War II. As stated earlier, the Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for starting the war. Thus, Germany was held accountable for the cost of the damage caused during the war and the Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany was to pay reparations to the Allies (France, Russia, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States). These reparations would be paid monthly and would total up to 6,600 million dollars in Germany. In the United States, that would be a total of 8,118,000 US
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