The type of peace, temporary or more permanent, depends on how long it will last as conflict is a part of human nature, leading to the conclusion peace can lead to war. A temporary peace can be compared to putting a band-aid over a bullet hole; it might hold and stop the blood on the surface but there’s much more damage in the inside. The Treaty of Versailles was a band-aid to the other world problems after WW1. First when the treaty was being written the US, Britain and France could not agree to which degree the terms against Germany should be. The US wanted “peace without victory”, France wanted to cripple Germany and gain security from the treaty and Britain wanted middle ground of wat the US and Germany wanted (Treaty of Versailles: How America, France & Britain Benefited.).
This caused many Germans to accept the Nazi regime and probably join the army. Germany had little flexibility with its’ army, both in size and actions, due to the restrictions, which caused Germany to begrudge the surrounding countries. The Nazi regime took advantage of what the Germans didn’t like about the Treaty of Versailles, by breaking some aspects of it, in order to gain support and increase their numbers so they could go to war. There are many reasons why the Treaty of Versailles caused World War Two, but there still might have been other causes; just like how Germany was blamed for World War One, it is unfair to put all the blame of the treaty without acknowledging other possible
While the United States proclaimed itself as a neutral country in the beginning of the devastating first World War, many disagree with the statement that America wanted to remain neutral for various reasons. World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, then quickly escalated to division into two sides between European countries; including the Allied Powers, which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Since the United States made it obvious they favored the Allied Powers before they entered World War I, the other countries against these nations took this friendliness between the countries and America as a threat and interference of war. This resulted in the Central Powers noticing an unfair disadvantage for themselves. If the U.S. was truly neutral, they would not have interfered in war with the accomodations relating to their connections with Britain.
But some countries did not agree to all of the proposals on the treaty. Germany one of the main reasons for the treaty did not like that they were blamed for World War 1 and that they had to pay for all of the cost. At first, Germany didn 't want to pay for all of there cost. Some people might say people could claim that Germany was able to pay off their debts but chose not to. This may have been true but if they chose to it would sacrifice a lot for Germany their economy would crash and their people would starve so Germany could but in the proses they would also ruin Germany 's country as a
Roosevelt states, “...the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war” (15). Roosevelt says this in the way he did because at this point in time he didn’t want to physical fight but he knows if the country needs to we will. Roosevelt knows that wars do not solve the problem which is why he simply wanted to aid countries and not physically fight with them, causing the loss of many lives. Roosevelt had four basic freedoms that he wanted to be conserved and saved. Roosevelt believes that freedom is being able to express yourself in the ways you believe and what you believe in.
The sizes of the countries were also taken into account, so these stringent measures make one wonder whether are the proponents of democracy trying to preserve the term at the expense of human behaviour or are they genuinely being fair in assessing the possibility that democratic states can and have been involved in war in the past and could possibly be in the future. Even though their democracies may not be as stable as they would like them to be but the fact that certain democratic criterion are met should also not be ignored but be taken into
Even though the speech itself gives off the message that Americans should remain neutral in the war, Woodrow’s speech also gives the idea that this means the United States has to guide other nations in restoring justice and peace to the world against Germany’s selfish interest and power hungry war acts. No other president before Wilson made this a huge pitch to congress as President Wilson did. Many Americans, at the time, shared these same views because our independence was fairly new as a nation. Wilson uses the line, “for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free.” to congress, in his speech to justify his want and need for war. He states to congress that it is needed so that all like-minded nations dedicated to peace, safety and justice can come together for the world’s
In fact, the points were used to establish negotiations after the war ended. Originally, Wilson had tried to keep America out of the war, but Germany’s actions in the sea called for intervention. The war influenced Wilson’s ideas of peace, because by declaring war on Germany,
“It must be a peace without victory!” said U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.” “Victory would mean peace forced upon the vanquished.It would be accepted in humiliation,under duress,at an intolerable sacrifice and would leave a sting,a resentment,a bitter memory upon which terms of peace would rest,not permanently,but only as upon quicksand.Only peace between equals can last.”World War 1 did end but not all the countries were treated equally.I agree with the topic of the essay,I do think World War 2 was a continuation of World War 1.In this essay I will discuss about some main points that led to World War 2,some unresolved issues between countries. The Teaty of Versaille was the one that ended Worl War 1 but was also a key point to starting Worl War 2.Part of the Treaty were France,Britain and the USA.These 3 countries agreed to end the war and blamed Germany for everything that had happened.They made Germany sign the Treaty,that said: “Germany is going to take 100%,full responsibility of the war.”Germany had to pay for all the damages,land was taken from Germany and given to other countries etc.This is what left Germany unhappy and hungry for revenge.We can see some revenge from Germany when World War 2 started.France surrendered and Hitler made them sign
A two-front war is simply a war in which one country is fighting on two of their borders. The Germans hoped that by holding off one country while fighting another, it would allow for them not be encounter what seems to have been inevitable all along. Germany had just engaged in a war fought by Russia, France, and themselves. This was one of the contributions to the start of WWI. Their plan ultimately failed but was very close to becoming a success.