“The Treaty of Versailles was supposed to create peace, but only created another disaster.” It forced Germany to lose territory, left germans outside of Germany, and caused serious economic problems especially by worsened the depression of the 1930’s. Certain parts of the treaty took away German territory and distributed it to other countries or the the other territory was used to form new countries. The Treaty of Versailles also weakened Germany's means of transportation and put Germany's river system under foreign control. It put restrictions on Germany's military as well. Germany was allowed only an army of one hundred thousand and fifteen thousand in the navy.
Relationships between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism were worsened, and the Pope lost a great deal of his power during the Crusades. European politics were shifted dramatically from feudalism to large towns and cities with bustling trade. Monarchs ruled the beginnings of modern European countries. People learned about other cultures and expanded their views of the world because of the effects of the Crusades. A large amount of crucial progress was made in medieval Europe as a result of the Crusades, and the battles fought over Jerusalem created ripples that still show in European countries to this
Many of these civilians shared anti-war sentiments and even voted for Wilson, who campaigned on the slogan “He kept us out of war.” Furthermore, after the Philippine Insurrection from 1899-1902, the Spanish-American War of1898 and the horrors of the American Civil War, the people were not willing to go to another war of such a large scale. Participating in World War One would only lead to more deaths and the possibility of another civil war, due to the various nationalities of Americans. The public was one of the main factors America was lending so much economic help to Britain and France. Due to Britain’s large fleet of merchant ships and strong navy, American exports to Britain and France reached $$2.75 billion in 1914 from $750 million in 1916, while American exports dropped from $345 million to a mere $2 million. Most of this exports was provided by banks such as J.P Morgan & Co. (which was also the sole underwriter of war bonds for UK and France).
Therefore, after the war there different opinions were propagated by writers as whether the crusades could be justified or not. Some consider the rescuing of Christians from persecution and invasion as a just cause for war. Nevertheless, crusaders primarily focused on dispossessing or retaking land Muslims. Therefore, crusades had their mark on the books history, and many historians have attempted to justify why they could or could not be justified. However, many historians have a consensus that crusades represent a very dark chapter in the history of Christians containing many evils that were carried out in the name of Christ.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Napoleon’s adversaries believe all those good deeds can not overshadow the crimes against humanity Napoleon committed for the hunger of European dominance. Formerly a skilled general he was responsible for a constant state of war in Europe that had benefitted France for only a short term. Bonaparte couldn’t rest until he had control of the whole continent and all he knew was fighting. He tried to enforce a European wide blockade of Britain, invading any country that didn’t comply and launched more wars to hold on to his gains. (Gendler) Many modern dictators such as
However when they didn 't pay their debt to British banks, so the British took over the canal. The Suez Canal was very important because it allowed quicker access to different parts of Asia and Africa. Persia Summary Persia’s land was desired by both Britain and Russia. Britain and Russia both fought for control over the land with locals. Russia wanted control over the land in Persia because it had access to the Indian Ocean.
Mercantilism was the main reason for the increase of tariffs. Traders were restricted to import goods outside France while export brought benefits and profits to France in rulers’ point of view. Native-born professionals and elites in the Spain were insulted by Spanish kings in order to exercise their power over the citizens of the colonies and to set heavy taxes to them. Therefore, the elites brought about enlightenment to arouse public awareness about the overthrow of government upon
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
While, imperialistic dynasties in Europe struggled to hold on to their waning empires across the globe due to the rise of ideas like nationalism. America was still able to participate in this same imperial structure, and expand its borders, but also look to other social and political movements for legitimacy . The United States made sure there was a difference between its god given right of expansion versus european imperialism. “The distinction they drew between their own “empire of liberty” and contemporary weren’t always concrete.” This quote further exemplifies that the true identity behind Manifest Destiny as Americanized imperialism. Just like its European counterpart, American imperialism took a huge toll on the inhabitants in the West.
Leaders had thought that the European Immigrants had brought their drinking problems across seas with them. Prohibition was one of America's biggest failures. No one listened to the law, they even believed it was okay to go against it. Because of the National prohibition act drinking had become an even bigger problem in the United States. The earliest wave of the prohibition movement