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.
Article 232 and 233 states that Germany had to pay for all the damage they caused in WWI and the amount was finalized by the other countries. Germany did not want to pay any of the reparations because they did not agree that they should take full responsibility for the war. Angry Germans helped Hitler into power more than before because he stopped all the payments. These articles made the German people angry and yet again look to Hitler for leadership, by looking to him, he made the decision to stop all the payment being made. By ending payments, Germany made what the Treaty of Versailles says was broken and therefore starts to get the countries who are supposed to get money from Germany angry, so now the Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry.
Violent imagery is quite key to the strategies of propaganda in the Cold War. As mentioned in the earlier post, both sides based their propaganda on the criticism of the opposing ideology and state. However, the more extreme strategies were employed in raising hostility towards the opponent among the population and in the world. One of the examples is the period of ‘Hate America’ campaign that showed a lot of aggression towards the US, for instance, as in the course of the Korean war communist propagandists were accusing the United States in torturing the prisoners of war and using biological warfare. (Belmonte, 47)
They do this through public shaming and exercising control by banning media. This means of attaining power parallels World War 2 and The Hunger Games. In World War 2, Nazis were known to make a public showing out of brutally torturing and killing. This was a power tactic in attempt to show Jews that they should turn themselves in, and to cause civilians to fear hiding Jews or disobeying. In The Hunger Games, a similar tactic is used.
Because of that point, American senators were iffy about ratifying the treaty. They saw the League of Nations as a trap. Basically America would be pulled into all kinds of wars even if they were not the ones directly attacked. If America had decided to ratify it, all of the Americans would be at risk because who is to say a nation not in the
The Treaty of Versailles left Germany in shambles, humiliated and broken, with an unstable economy. As a result, many Germans wanted revenge and held intense resentment towards the Allied Powers. Eventually, this plunged German into a state of desperation, where people were willing to follow anyone to lead them out of darkness. This led to the rise of Adolf Hitler, who was able to persuade Germans to free Germany from the “chains of Versailles”, where his many speeches mainly blamed the provisions of the treaty with responsibility of Germany’s many problems. 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.
These events allowed the Norsefire regime to capitalize and elevate its newly-elected president to the role of High Chancellor. Elevating vacuous patriotism and religious fundamentalism to new levels, the new government controls citizens through fear, intimidation, and conformity. Consequently, citizens are fearful of the government, but the Norsefire regime is fearful of internal
Nazi Media How was Nazi Media a really big thing. Nazi media was used in different ways. Nazi Germany used propaganda to make others look bad. They also were really big on their censorship they believed what they had in mind should of been followed and nothing else but their beliefs. Another is that how their people look and what they did.
People lived in constant anxiety of America falling to Communist control. The fear of infiltration rose when Mao Zedong led Communists to take control of China as well as the Soviets detonating the atomic bomb. This caused the anxiety and fear to increase because even some American Scientists didn’t believe that the Soviets had the expertise to do so. American citizens began to believe that communist spies had been able to steal American technology. The detonation of the bomb started drills throughout America.
Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbour in early December 1941, the American people were hesitant about joining World War II. However the attack which impacted the nation directly, ignited a desire for revenge on the Japanese. The attack sent the country into a panic, and the American government were not at all pleased with the unprovoked surprise attack. Thus, the use of racial stereotyping and dehumanising the Japanese, representing them as rats, became prominent during World War II. The American government used the attack on Pearl Harbour to demonise the Japanese in various different ways, creating a common hatred for their enemy nationwide.
Nationalism and Overconfidence in WWI The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 marked the beginning of a turbulent four years of global-scale warfare (Dutton 698). However, the assassination was not the sole motive for the beginning of World War I and there were, in fact, a myriad of underlying issues that exacerbated the situation. Alliances made between countries served to complicate things and made many countries feel obligated to participate.
When President Wilson requested that Congress declare war on Germany, America was not ready to mobilize our troops for war. The United States had just begun to pull itself out of recession and were not ready for a war economically. Some Americans wanted to see the fall of Germany, but did not support sending our soldiers across the ocean. Despite all this, Wilson continued to push for American contribution in the war effort. Eventually, Wilson’s tactics won over and we were able to send large amounts of reinforcements into the war.
Woodrow Wilson Woodrow Wilson had done many incredible things for the world and led us through World War I. Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. He died on February 3, 1924, while married to Edith Bolling. During his lifetime he had three kids; Margaret, Jessie And Eleanor Wilson. He had stayed in office for two terms, leaving before he died of illness.