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
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.
When the Germans invaded Poland, France and Britain declared war on Germany because of their pact with Poland. In some way, all the countries were involved in this war. World War II started in Europe but, spread throughout the world. This war went on for six whole years. There were many deaths in this war and many people had to say goodbye to their beloved ones.
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.
A British writer wrote a memoir called Goodbye to All That which is about his experiences from the war. He reflects, “England declared war on Germany… I was outraged to read of the Germans’ cynical violation of Belgian neutrality” (The Excitement of the War Handout, pg 1). This shows how Germany's actions affected not only Belgian, but other allied countries. The Belgians and the British were now furious at the Germans because the Germans provoked them by the invasion. Germany is partially to blame for World War 1 because they put the Schlieffen Plan into action which caused tension between Germany and the Belgium-Britain alliance, leading to
West Germany has been occupied by the Allies, and they turned it into their own zone. The Soviet took over the other sides which is East Germany and turned it into their zone. Due to that reason, there was an actual wall that divided Germany into completely two different types of governments. East Germany had a hard time, struggling to get it economy back on its feet. They literally did not have anything, a gloomy and an undeveloped city.
During this time period, many Germans suffered for living. Germany some huge damages on other countries. Germany was required to pay the recovery for the war cost. This was listed on the Treaty of Versailles. The government is really weak and it couldn’t help Germany strong again.
Now to start with Germany was a country that went through many ups and downs either because of past historical leaders or economical situations that they had to face. Germany is a country that used to be seen as strong, but also a country that had been through a lot of damage for example because of long lasting wars. It used to base on only agriculture at first and thus that in return had its own advantages as well as many more disadvantages. For instance, one of the main problems and disadvantage they had was the fact that Germany didn’t have enough farms and even those that were on hand were either small or costing too much to be taken care of as have been mentioned in (apworldquig, 2010). Space wasn’t the only case to be considered as a
Until World War I (1914-1918), millions of German immigrants continued to speak their native language as well as live in German-speaking enclaves. However, following the war, things drastically changed. “Their days of peaceful obscurity in the United States” ended, and the Germans quickly became the enemy as well as subjects of violent harassment (German Immigration). Books burned, street names changed, music disappeared, and German businesses were boycotted –anything regarded as German was attacked or even obliterated. After the war, thousands fled the disaster in Germany.