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.
On 28 June 1919, the countries involved in World War I gathered at Versailles Palace, to sigh the treaty which was a symbol of the end of World War I. This treaty is known as Treaty of Versailles. The treaty changed the world pattern, caused conflicts and controversies among victorious countries, and displeased the Germans, contributing to the occur of a more destructive world war - World War Ⅱ. The original goal of signing the treaty is to keep the peace, but every country pursued its own national interests, so, unfortunately, it failed quickly. The treaty is like a blasting fuse, causing a much bigger disaster for people all over the world.
Fascism under Mussolini and Nazism under Hitler started to rise in Europe during the interwar periods. Both totalitarian governments brought great impact to their nations and international peace, which eventually led to the outbreak of WWII. The German economy suffered severe setbacks after the end of World War I, partly because of reparations payments required under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. The government printed money to make the payments and to repay the country's war debt; the resulting hyperinflation led to inflated prices for consumer goods, economic chaos, and food riots. When the government failed to make the reparations payments in January 1923, French troops occupied German industrial areas along the Ruhr.
The treaty of Versailles, created by the allied nations, aimed itself at weakening Germany as much as possible. The treaty forced a German loss of territory, massive economical problems, which again were only worsened by the great depression in the 1930s and forced a large number of German people to flee their country. It also severely weakened the German government, so that when the time came, it became a lot easier for Hitler on his way to power in Germany with fascism and nazism. And in most people’s opinion, Hitler is the main character and factor of the Second World War. But without the treaty of Versailles, Hitler was most likely to fail on his path to power in Germany, and would never have succeeded to start a war in the first place.
One of the greatest wars mankind has ever faced ended in 1919, and a peace treaty was negotiated between the allied nations and Germany. The treaty was called “The Treaty of Versailles” since it was negotiated in the palace of Versailles in France. Germany, however, did not get the memo and was purposely left out of this negotiation. Leaving Germany out of the negotiation resulted in an unfair treatment of Germany through the terms of the negotiation. The treaty of Versailles unfairly punished Germany by damaging it’s economy and it’s military, which will directly lead to World War II (WWII).
A Violation The Treaty of Versailles was a violation of Wilson’s ideals. The Treaty is one of the most important agreements (or disagreements) that shaped 20th century Europe socially and physically. Woodrow Wilson on January 22, 1917 in an address to the United States Senate called for a peace without victors, but the Treaty signed by the participating nations was everything but that. The blame for the war was placed on Germany and justified the reparations that were outlined by the treaty for the war. The terms of the treaty were very harsh to the Germans and they took on great resentment.
So why is Germany on the fascist road,here are many causes? First of all ,let’s talk about the history of Germany.Germany since ancient times is a warlike country,people living in this land has aggression, keen on war. Germany was formerly the kingdom of Prussia, which was founded by the family of Prussia. After the founding of the country, the rulers did not give up the ambition of aggression and expansion, they are still full of desire for war. They beat Austria, France and Russia, then carved up Poland, and later through the way of Prussian dynasty war to completed the unification of the German Empire.
Germany instantly began to expand as a progressive nation – especially in the fields of political, economic, and military factors. This resulted in greatly alarming neighboring nations, such as France; which was still seeking to avenge defeat of the Franco-Prussian War. The neighboring countries reacted in two ways; by forming military allies and alliances. After the two decades following the Franco-Prussian War, alliances had been sustained and for the most part kept neutral by Bismarck. However, after being kept steady, the opportunity became available, and France seized to ally with Russia – as both feared German expansion, aware that any move by Germany, either east or west, could result in war.
The love of one’s country demanded the hatred of another country. Therefore the love of France demanded the hatred of Germany, while the love of Germany demanded the hatred of England and vice versa. This aggressive nationalism created a favorable atmosphere for war. There were national rivalries between Germany and Britain, between Japan and America and also between Germany and Russia. This led to World War I.
The Treaty of Versailles had a large significance on Germany and its future, but 1919-1939 will be focused on - highlighting its negative effects on Germany’s military and population, the economic Depression, how it gave Hitler inspiration and his rise to power, and other topics, such as how history was forever changed. Millions of people lost their lives. It all traces back to one fateful moment. The close of the war - The Great War. The Big Three: Wilson, Lloyd George, and Clemenceau all signed the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference.