The Pros And Cons Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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Throughout the history of mankind, countless wars have been fought. Whether these wars were local disputes, civil wars, or huge international conflicts, they have always ended with agreements of peace and a ceasefire between nations. Today, this process can be done in the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Unfortunately, the United Nations (UN) did not exist until recently(1945), and prior to the creation of the UN, disputes were forced to be resolved between nations themselves. 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). The treaty was made in 1919, with almost no participation of the German government. Germany had the choice between signing it or facing the ownership of it by the Allied Nations’ troops. This was known as a diktat Frieden, which in return angered the German people as they believed that they did not start the war, and they were unfairly punished. Next, Germany also had to return French

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