', or a Dictated piece, on which they had to agree to or war would re-commence. Germany was in no position for the war to continue because it had a very bad economy and the German people were starving and it was felt that Britain and France wanted to gain as much as possible from the Treaty. Germany believed that it should have been invited to the conference because it agreed to the seizefire Few of Wilson's 14 points, which were in the Treaty of Versailles. Germany was also treated as a defended state.
The policy was based on the League of Nations dealing with any countries, which were too powerful, but as the League of Nations failed, so did the ... ... middle of paper ... ...horrors. The British people also did not want war, and so were pressurising Chamberlain to avoid it. And at this time, Britain was unable to afford to rearm due to economic pressure. But the majority of these reasons are hardly to do with Chamberlain personally, as they had been forced upon him. In 1939 Chamberlain had given the Sudetenland to Hitler, this gave Hitler more confidence to attack more countries and to spread out further.
I feel the treaty was too harsh and the points below help establish why. The circumstances were such that the allied powers had to keep the community happy and punish Germany while at the same time they had to make sure Germany wouldn't retaliate. Harold Nicholson feared the worst and stated "The historian, with every justification, will come to the conclusion that we were very stupid men... We arrived determined that a Peace of justice and wisdom should be negotiated; we left the conference conscious that the treaties imposed upon our enemies were neither just nor wise." Other criticism includes "The Peace of Versailles was an unsatisfactory compromise with little chance of ensuring an enduring peace. Each of the 'Big Three' had different aims which had to be modified in order to reach an overall agreement and the Germans were not even allowed to take part in the negotiations.
The agreement that was reached enacted several harsh measures against Germany. Aside from the huge reparations that they would be forced to pay, the Allied nations forced the Germans to completely demilitarize their military. Germany was also str... ... middle of paper ... ...w by pursuing what they believed to be the “best-case scenario.” Hitler probably could have been stopped if the British had stood up to him in the Rhineland Crisis. Because it was so early in his pursuit for continental domination, he did not yet have the mainstream support that he would by the actual beginning of the war. If he had failed Germany early, perhaps he might have been overthrown.
It rendered worthless the promises of military aid by France to her eastern European allies Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Romania if any of them were attacked by Germany (Medlicott 84-90, 110) .There were numerous reasons why France and Great Britain did not retaliate, but the most prevalent are as follows: 1. a genuine hatred for war by those who remembered WWI. This was accompinied by a non-enthusiastic attitude toward heavy military spending. 2. a, perhaps, repentful attitude by Britain toward Germany because they felt they were dealt with too harshly at Versailles; therefore their desire for revision was understandable.
Politically, Germany was humiliated and greatly weakened in their say. To decide whether the treaty was unfair and simply based on revenge, one must consider whether or not Germany was souly to blame for the war. If the answer is 'Yes', then it is made far easier to justify a harsh treaty. Germany had been responsible for a great loss of allied life, and also a huge loss in resources. Germany had settled two harsh treaties against France, including one after the Franco-Prussian war; this may make a harsh treaty more justifiable.
Many historians are unsure about which country is most to blame for the outbreak of war, but one important and very outstanding factor seemed to be na... ... middle of paper ... ... a devastating environment within Germany that led to the creation of a monster of German aggression that the Treaty was attempting to stop forever. The restrictions that were placed on Germany led to economic collapse, a pitiful government, despair, and humiliation. The environment that the Treaty of Versailles created in Germany bred Hitler and his Nazi party, and made it all that much easier for him to amass a large fallowing. If the delegations at the Paris Peace Conference had been more concerned with promoting future peace, rather than punishing Germany, World War II may have been avoided, however it lent itself to the inevitability of World War II because it gave Germany a reason to rebel against the rest of the world, and had no measures to stop it when it did. The Treaty of Versailles blatant mishandling of Germany led directly to the onset of World War II.
France’s main objective was to insure national security. France felt it had taken the worst of the war as it was at the forefront of Germany’s attacks. This led France to want security from the possibility of attacks in the future. In order... ... middle of paper ... ...n of Austrian Demands. And Russia for its mobilization of its troops that gave the Germans an excuse for mobilizing its own.
But after this was done President Wilson was urged back home to serious hostility. Directed by Lodge, the irreconcilables and the Battalion of Death destined the treaty and it's envisioned foreign entanglements, particularly with France. So the effect of all these would be that America would be forced to help fight another German invasion [DA]. Every thing wasn't all dandy when introducing the treaty either. Once the Treaty of Versailles was introduced to the community many liberals were not pleased with what it contained and covered.
However, this essay aims to argue that the two most important reasons that Britain eventually went to War in 1939, are firstly, Germany's invasion of Poland, which forced Britain to take action, and secondly that Hitler's aggressive action eventually had to be combated, he could not be allowed to take over Europe. By 1939, Britain had abandoned all hope of keeping the peace through Appeasement and negotiation. Hitler had to be stopped, and War was Britain's last resort. The Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919 by Britain, France and America to decide on what to do with Germany following World War One. The treaty was extremely harsh on Germany, ordering reparations and huge territorial losses in order to make her weak.