After all it had started when a Serbian shot an Austrian. It was felt that Germany had been simply made a scapegoat by the other countries for all that had happened. Looking back it is clear that the Treaty of Versailles created more problems than it actually solved. The treaty broke up empires and changed boundaries. The Germans lost territory and other countries tried to weaken Germany’s military potential and strengthen their own to compensate for the destruction of their lands caused by the Germans.
These territories that Germany had to give were Lorraine and Alsace, which were French territories that were taken by Germany, and now taken again by France. Also, Germany lost hundreds of square miles of territory in the west and east of Germany, and as a final part of the deal, Germany overcame its overseas colonies. This became a factor of the Second World War because, Hitler, as a great influence for the Germans at that time, declared that they were not going to follow the Treaty of Versailles and that they were also going to fight back. This influenced to the Second World War because many people began to follow Hitler and his ideals, that means, they began to agree with what he said and thought, and this was not the exception. This is the fourth and last reason why the Treaty of Versailles managed to influence in the Second World War, because Germany did not want to follow what the Treaty of Versailles declared, resulting with a refusing and vengefulness attitude.
9In what ways did the Treaty of Versailles punish Germany? When Germany surrendered, they knew they had to pay a price, but the peace treaty was more severe than they expected. British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau and American President Woodrow Wilson, the three leaders of the Allies, decided the fate of Germany. The Treaty
It led to American banks withdrawing their loans from Germany, and the already struggling German economy collapse overnight. Hitler took advantage of the people’s anger, offering them convenient scapegoats and a promise to restore Germany to their former greatness.” (Gendler Alex, Hazard Anthony, How did Hitler rise to Power?, YouTube). This overwhelming event, strengthens Hitler’s support with people calling for a stronger leader that will not let Germany down but put Germany to their former
SOURCE C (UNITED AND DIVIDED: GERMANY SINCE 1990) The typical East German’s complaints after WW2 were rooted in the rumours about West Germany. Although speeches were made trying to belittle West Germany, East Germans noticed the rise in living standards and income in West Germany, the freedom of West Germans, and envied their liberty and their prosperity. The citizens of East Germany felt that their government had failed them. They wanted what West Germans had and their government was unable to provide it. This caused many people to flee to West Germany.
This was in large part due to the complaints of George Clemenceau about the treaty’s original leniency. Germany after the signing of the treaty would be changed forever as it would face crippling restrictions and sanctions as well as massive amounts of reparations, as well as large hunks of Germany’s original territory being divided amongst Britain, France, and U.S.A. Massive reparations were placed on Germany as a result of the biased treaty, these reparations served to not only cripple Germany but grant the members of the Triple Entente monumental bonuses by taking from the formerly rich and powerful Germany, ultimately turning the country into a mere shadow of its formal self. In total the reparations ended up costing Germany 6.6 billion Euros, at the time that was enough money to bankrupt an entire country. The cost of a loaf of bread in 1919 changed from 250 marks to 200,000 marks almost
Although the experiences that Yoshitaka and the other civilians experienced in Hiroshima were unpleasant and awful, the atomic bomb had its positive side, which was that it was the only way in which Japan was able to surrender. Japan showed a great fight and they would not surrender for their country. The United States also decided to drop the bomb because they did not want any more Americans to lose their lives in another combat. Lastly, the most important reason U.S. actions were positive is because of the defeat of the Nazi’s in Europe. The Nazi’s were treating Jews terribly.
The Treaty of Versailles was proven significant towards Germany for many more years after the treaty was signed due to the horrific impact these terms had on Germany. The ‘War Guilt’ clause, also known as Article 231 was the statement that shared all the blame onto Germany for having started the war. Unsurprisingly, the Germans disregarded this statement and would argue that it was considered unfair to them due to their government not being present at the Paris Peace talks and that they were being forced to accept the burden in which the treaty imposed on them without any say. ‘Diktat’ was the specific word used by the Germans at that time to illustrate this idea. What made matters even worse, however, was the fact that they also had the duty of paying for all the disaster caused by the war.
If this war never happens, Nazi Germany and Italy could have easily taken over Europe with no one to step in and tell them to stop. Even though war cost many lives, we have stories like Anne Frank, and ruined the mental well-being of the soldiers fighting in it, what it did was larger than the conflict around it. People will say that the Holocaust was the worst event to happen in history and it stemmed from the war, but nothing like the Holocaust will ever happen again because we now know what the world will be like if and religious hatred grows into reality again. Conflict will help in the end result, you must look at the bigger picture and not be so narrow minded. Conflict will change relationships, but it will also bring out the best in
The war was anyway destined to happen but appeasement just postponed it a little bit .Indeed , appeasement was a denial of reality . With hindsight , many people blamed Chamberlain for being naive and foolish in “trusting” hitler who had proved to be a ruthless man who could keep up to his words . A misguided belief in “peace in our time “ was replaced by a reluctant acceptance of inevitably of