World War 1 Dbq Essay

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“The second World War took place not so much because no one won the first, but because the Versailles Treaty did not acknowledge this truth”, (Paul Johnson). On July 28th, 1914 a life changing event occurred, World War 1(WW1). There have been many reasonable explanations for the cause of WW1. That really doesn’t matters except for the fact that many countries were fighting each other over the span of 4 years. There were two sides to the war. The Allied powers which included France, Great Britain, Russia, America and a few other countries that were not as important. The other side, the Central Powers, included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and a few others as well. After along time of fighting, the war was called to an end. France, Great …show more content…

The Treaty stated, “ Germany must not exceed one hundred thousand men,”, (Doc B). Not only were they telling Germany how many troops they could have they also told them what to do with their troops. The Treaty also stated, “The army shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within the territory and to the control of the frontiers,” (Doc B). While other armies could of had as big of armies as they please, Germany is left with an unfair amount. Left with an unfair amount and being told what to do could of provoked Germany to start a …show more content…

The Germans hated this and it’s one of the very main reasons for wanting to go to war again. As stated in article 232 of the treaty, “The Allies require, and Germany undertakes, that she will, make compensation for all damage done to the civilian population of the allied and associated powers and to their property during the period of belligerency,” (Doc C). Not only did the treaty forced Germany to pay but they also put them a schedule of when they need to pay and how much each time. Article 233 announced that, “The commission shall draw up a schedule of payments prescribing the time and manner for securing and discharging the entire obligations within a period of thirty years,” (Doc C). Having to pay most of the reparations the entire war probably put them in debt. Since no side won or lost, Germany wanted another war they could win and get there money back that they lost in the first World

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