Why Is The Treaty Of Versailles So Important To The Weimar Republic?

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The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that ended the first World War and was a component in starting the second. For the losing side there were consequences and the winning side had a say in what those consequences were. Germany suffered lost land, less military and large reparation payments. During all of the chaos, Hitler and the Nazi party were able to rise to power and eventually overtake the country. Germany suffered a lot of lost land, population and military privileges. Some of the land Germany had to return includes Alsace-Lorraine to France, Eupen and Malmedy to Belgium and Denmark received Northern Schleswig. The League of Nations also took control of Germany’s overseas colonies. The Rhineland was demilitarized and no German military force or forts were permitted there. The Rhineland was demilitarized to protect France from future invasion by creating a barricade between Germany and France. Germany was so restricted, that when they sent in an army to deal with a rebellion in April of 1920, the French invaded to make the German army leave. The treaty held the German military back to only 100,000 men in the army, along with no submarines or airplanes and only six battleships. In addition, conscription was banned which meant that all of the…show more content…
The Weimar Republic is a term which is referring to a period in German history when the government was a democratic republic governed by a constitution that was laid out in the German city of Weimar. The Weimar Republic was created at a hard and chaotic time, subsequent to the loss of the war and many people wished the government wouldn 't have signed the treaty. Hitler and the Nazis took advantage of this by promising to “reverse the treaty” which helped them gain support. The German people just wanted to get out of the starving, bankrupt tragedy and thought that Hitler would help with that. The Weimar Republic was one of the most important events that led up to Hitler and the Nazi Party along with World
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