Treaty Of Versailles Essay

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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.…show more content…
When the German public for the first time saw the printed terms of the treaty, they were outraged. They meant that the treaty was unjust and in no way an effort to create peace between the conflicting countries. One of the many reasons to why the Germans felt so unjustified, was that they thought the treaty would be written in the guidelines of the American President Wilson’s fourteen points, which called for a much more lenient and fair treatment of Germany. So the treaty that they were handed instead, was completely different from what they had…show more content…
The German economy was damaged, people lost their jobs, and the people were turned against their government. Life in Germany became miserable after the signing of what was called a peace treaty. Because of all this, the Germans desired a strong leader, someone who would once again help Germany rise to power. They wanted revenge, and after a short time, they were sure to get that. But without the peace treaty this anger and vengeance would not have existed in the first place. This makes the treaty of Versailles the main cause of World War
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