Both The 14 Points that Wilson gave, and The Treaty of Versailles gave very good points about what needs to done. They both hit that “M.A.I.N” issues that were the causes of WWl. But The Treaty of Versailles gave a lot more understanding and definition that what Germany can, cannot, and need to do to make up for the war. This is why the treaty is a little better than The 14 Points. The Treaty of Versailles really made sure that hit militarism hard. It said that “The German army shall be reduced to no more than 100,000 men and 4,000 officers. “The army shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within the territory.”. It also said that “The German government takes full and sole responsibility for the war and any damage caused …show more content…
Without them it wouldn’t of been called World War. Everyone was fighting. In The Treaty of Versailles, it clearly stated that “The trade agreements must also be applied to all allied forces.”. That way everyone they trade with are all in agreement. That way there wouldn’t be a problem or no disagreement causing an issue. Most countries wanted to practice imperialism overseas. That way they can grow their economic structure. It started to become a problem when Germany started becoming aggressive. For example they destroyed France 's coal mines during the war. So in The Treaty of Peace it said that ‘In compensation for destroying France’s coal mines during the war, Germany gives to France her coal mines in the Saar Basin area, free of charge.”. It also stated that “Germany renounces...all her rights and titles over her overseas possessions.” That is a pretty big deal for everyone. For nationalism during WWl, Wilson stated that Poland should be independent, and that is exactly what The Treaty of Versailles says. The only thing different was that the treaty said a little more than just Poland. It also says that Czecho-Slovak State, Austria, and Belgium will also be recognized as an independent. The Treaty of Versailles gave a lot of more countries their independence from germany which is one of the reasons why I think that the treaty was better than Wilson’s 14
At the end of the war Germany agreed to the 14 points and the punishments it entailed. Wilson however would foresee international relations becoming more important to american
Following the First World War, the Treaty of Versailles was ratified in 1919 with the goal of bringing a lasting peace in Europe between the Allied powers and Germany. However, its unpopular and one-sided declarations, combined with the harsh reparations imposed on the defeated nations, would ultimately lead to the outbreak of World War II less than two decades later. The treaty was a harsh punishment on Germany forcing them to set limits on their military capabilities and make reparation payments. The Treaty of Versailles did not adequately address the grievances of the German people, which ultimately led to a resurgence of nationalism, militarism, and resentment of the Allies, contributing to the outbreak of World War II. France, England,
After World War, leaders of different countries gathered in Paris to discuss the terms of a peace agreement in 1919. In fact, Prime Minister Borden also fought for Canada to have its own seat in the Paris Peace Conference. The Treaty of Versailles was a document which set out the terms for a peace agreement. In fact, president of the United States of America proposed a “fourteen-point” plan peace and forgiveness. But, France and the Belgian leader wanted Germany to make reparation payments on the damages their country faced during World War 1.
In addition to this, Article 232 stated that the Germans have to pay reparations for the damage done during the war. The Germans were demilitarized and lost most of their territory. The German people felt betrayed by the treaty because it imposed harsh war reparations upon the German nation and the treaty did not adhere to President Woodrow Wilson's 14 points from the League of Nations . Overall the Germans felt that the treaty was too
The Treaty of Versailles was a treaty that was created after World War 1 that was harsh and not successful. It was created to restore peace and make sure that Germany does not start more wars by making Germany pay reparations for the damages. Germany lost around 13 percent of its territory and its reparation fees were way too high. Eventually, many nations disagreed with the Treaty of Versailles leading to the emergence of nationalist movements The failure of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 lead to the emergence of nationalist movements around the world.
So in an attempt to avoid future conflict of the same scale, the Allies allowed the Central Powers no participation in the treaty’s negotiations, stripped Germany of many of its territories, blamed it for the war, and imposed substantial reparation payments. However, although the Allies were hopeful that these measures would ensure peace in the future, the Versailles Treaty has been cited as a
In many circumstances peace can lead to war. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the times peace consequently led to war because of Woodrow Wilson’s 14 Points, the punishments towards Germany, and the War Guilt Clause. The purpose of the Treaty was to establish peace among the nations, and to punish Germany for starting World War 1. This caused conflict to arise between the nations. Woodrow Wilson believed that there should have been peace between the countries without the need for a victory.
Wilson negotiated the peace treaty at the Paris Peace Conference. At the conference, he presented The Treaty Of Versailles. As he presented it, it required Germany to accept full responsibility for starting the war, make repairs to other countries with damages, surrender some land to other countries etc. The Germans weren’t happy with this negotiation, yet agreed anyway. Wilson called this “A Peace Without
Woodrow mean by peace without victory? What is the treaty of Versailles? What did Germany lose by signing the treaty of Versailles? These are all questions that will be answered throughout this paper. I believe that peace doesn 't have to lead to war.
After millions of deaths occurred during World War I, a peace treaty known as the Treaty of Versailles was created to maintain peace as well as prevent war; however, coincedently, the same treaty that was made to sustain peace helped prompt the start of yet another bloody war known as World War II. During the end of World War I, Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles as punishment for Germany and her allies being the aggressors of the war. Reparations, the War Guilt Clause, territorial loss, and restricted military were all factors as to how the Treaty of Versailles helped trigger World War II. War reparations were payments that Germany were required to pay as punishment to World War 1. Document C displays how Germany was set
Many theories exist today to show that not only Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust. Many different forces, people, and ideas were at work to achieve this monumental tragedy which still rocks our world to this day. The evidence showing one of the main factors to achieve this event was the condition that Germany itself as a people, and a country, were facing after World War I. The fact that Germany played a major role in this event made it even harder for it’s people as many harsh conditions were put onto it in the end. As Germany was just exiting WWI the Allies felt as though further punishment should be administered because they felt Germany had started the war.
On January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson delivered a solemn oration to Congress on the role of peace after the cessation of World War I. During this focal epoch in American history, Wilson—an ardent arbitrator by heart—sets out to establish ‘covenants of justice and law and fair dealing’ amongst the nations of the world; he, moreover, propounds the notion that imperialist adventurism and coercion should hereafter be put aside for a “peace without victory”. This ‘progressive’ speech did not resonate well with the European Allies, who thought little of conferring with Germany and Austria-Hungary to orchestrate a cordial agreement. Instead, the western Allies imposed stringent reparations upon the abashed German Empire, ultimately setting
Militarism was a huge factor as to why the war was caused, as too many other reasons including Imperialism and Allies. The war was caused because of the distrust and accusations made by one nation to another. Militarism is the belief of keeping a strong military. Each nation would spend millions on weapons and keeping their military strong. Document C ‘‘Growth in Armaments, 1890-1914’’, states that nations including Great Britain, Austria-Hungary and many more spent millions on developing their armies, Great Britain being the nation that spent the most.
“What were the underlying causes of World War 1?” There were many causes to World War 1. They all were placed under categories. The four main causes are militarism, alliances, imperialism, and nationalism. Here are the examples or how each cause was used in the World War.
Refer to the terms of the Versailles Treaty, Germany had to pay heavy reparation, £6,600 million, as the compensation for the victorious powers; suffered from territorial loss, for example, Alsace-Lorraine and Memel was given to France and Lithuania respectively, West Prussia and Posen were ceded to Poland; disarmament, such as German army could only contain 100,000 soldiers, only six battleships were allowed in the navy, and she could not send troops to Rhineland; accepted the war-guilt clause. Furthermore, the union of Germany and Austria was banned by the allies, many Germans were put under foreign control such as Austria and Polish Corridor, their national self-determination was taken away. Great humiliation and resentment aroused among Germans, this led to strong desire for revenge. Moreover, the treaty discredited the Weimar Republic which was the democratic government in Germany, they longed for a new leader to bring them national glory. All these provided a favorable environment for the rise of Hitler and Nazism, he made use of people’s discontent and promised to restore the greatness of Germany.