People in Germany were outraged. They did not believe that they should be treated inhumanely. They thought it was unfair to be responsible for the all stuff. The anger mood accumulated, many uprisings arose continuously. Adolf Hitler seized the opportunity to fix the demand of the public about emergence of a nation.
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
A Violation The Treaty of Versailles was a violation of Wilson’s ideals. The Treaty is one of the most important agreements (or disagreements) that shaped 20th century Europe socially and physically. Woodrow Wilson on January 22, 1917 in an address to the United States Senate called for a peace without victors, but the Treaty signed by the participating nations was everything but that. The blame for the war was placed on Germany and justified the reparations that were outlined by the treaty for the war. The terms of the treaty were very harsh to the Germans and they took on great resentment.
On the other side, a more politicized faction favoring autarkic policies and sustained the current military spending. Hitler, at last, has chosen the latter option, and brought Germany into a more and more serious armaments race with other countries, spending more and more money. Under the unfavorable world market condition, the prices for raw materials around the globe were on the rise. Simultaneously, world prices for manufactured goods, which the main export of Germany, were falling. This all came into a result of difficulty in balancing the payment, in which a large trade deficit is almost inevitable.
It is believed that this and many other disagreements in ideology eventually led Hitler to invade Russia to show how Nazism and the Aryan race were superior to communism and the baltic race. To interpretation one can say that this pact was merely a ticking time bomb preventing the inevitable to happen but other historians say that it was the interest of resources and the greed of power that caused the breaking the pact. Before the invasion of Russia, Germany was using vast amounts of resources like oil to feed their war machine that needed immenses amounts of fuel. Germany was using oil at an alarming rate and needed to find other sources of oil before it ran out and being that Russia had an abundance of oil coming from the caucasus fields near the eastern front, it made hitler's decision to invade Russia and take over the fields convenient, likewise Hitler had the means to break the pact in order to acquire the other half of Poland in his quest to unite all of the German speaking regions of Europe, this would not only increased his influence but it wouldve made him acquire resources like oil that were present on that
Hitler’s organisation skills and personal traits helped to bring the Naizs into power. However, without the socio-economic problems that Germany encountered and the weakness of their political situation, Hitler would not have had the opportunity to come into power and destory democracy in 1933. In 1918, a republic was announced with the socialist Frederich Ebert as chancellor. Ebert wanted to sign the armistice with allies (Tonge, 2009 p.50). In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed and article 231 of the treaty blamed the whole of the First World War on Germany.
Background Adolf Hitler’s deep hatred of the Jews and communism, and his desire to unite the German people and showcase the superiority of the Aryan race drove him to subjugate most of Europe in order to gain “Lebensraum” or living space for the German, cleanse mankind of inferior species, and attain his vision of a Thousand Year Reich. His grand plan of conquering the whole of Europe was initially to focus German expansion in the western part before dealing with the Soviets in the east. Hence, as a matter of convenience, Germany initiated a Nonaggression Pact with Russia in 1939 to keep the Soviets in check while their military efforts are still focused in Western Europe (History in an Hour, n.d.). Following the Soviet occupation of the Baltic
This was all over the world. Different countries were left out of the Versailles treaty and this made them feel that they never received an equal share of the treaty. This fact led to self interest in countries proving that they were the top leaders (Kershaw, 2000. Germany and some parts of Europe preached and advocated for Nationalism and Fascism with the party building its empire on extreme nationalism. Fascism kept on promising people the restoration of their economy and this was one of the factors that popularized Hitler, Mussolini and many others as nationalists with the mind of their countries looking forward to see great improvement in their economy.
The circumstances that led up to the Holocaust was the Treaty of Versailles after the Germans lost in WW1. Germany was blamed for the war and were subject to pay very heavy reparations; the cause of these heavy reparations put Germany in a very bad state economically. Due to all of this, Hitler preached that the Jews were to blame and he promised to fix Germany during his political race for leader of Germany. An unmotivated Germany believed Hitler and did everything to elect him because of his very convincing speeches to make Germany a vast and dominating empire once again. The Jews lived very hard lives after the election of Hitler; they were subject to very harsh ways of life and it started out with the release of the Nuremberg Laws.
In 1914, the First World War commenced. The outbreak of war was a result of a number of factors, however, many historians argue that German policies were the main feature for the start of the war. Therefore, this essay will address the question: to what extent did German policies lead to WWI? Firstly, it is extremely unjust to state Germany as the only country to blame for the war and make it pay the harsh punishments the Treaty of Versailles forced them to. However, it is reasonable to say that Germany is obviously one of the nations who had the most impact on the War, if not the most.