The Versailles treaty was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied powers that eventually ended world war one. Even Though it ended this war the treaty of Versailles was hated by many American and Germany. Germany made many threats to the Allied powers. The passing of the Treaty of Versailles resulted in unpopular backlash from both Germany and America. France, Italy, Britain and the U.S. met at the Capitol to talk about the terms of peace for the post war.
Viewing Chamberlain as a Peacemaker After the First World War had ended in 1918, most of Europe was struggling to survive. The Treaty of Versailles was created because of the war, as countries such as France and Italy wanted to get revenge on Germany for the war, but it's harsh terms caused Germany to become vengeful. Neville Chamberlain became the prime minister in 1917, and he felt that the Treaty's terms were much too harsh. He decided that the best option was to follow appeasement to best comply with Germany. The majority of Europe (especially France and Britain) and America were angry towards Germany for the war, and therefore created the Treaty of Versailles.
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.
The Treaty of Versailles was meant to keep peace by subjugating Germany, who was seen as a threat. Despite this honest attempt at peace, the Treaty of Versailles never could have succeeded. The Treaty of Versailles failed in its attempts at peace, because by subjugating Germany’s ethnic residents, economy, and military it angered the German populace and caused another World War. World War 1 was a large-scale war in which a single assassination escalated into a massacre of over 30 million lives. The war escalated so fast due to the network of alliances in Europe.
Nationalism significantly altered the political structure of Europe; the unstable Balkans were both unknown and feared; and probably all the leaders of all the major powers have some blame for the war. There is little doubt, however as to where the greatest share of responsibility falls. Germany willed on Austria-Hungary; misinterpreted Britain's loyalty; projected an aggressive image with their strong modern army that scared many; and some say even deliberately faced the risk of conflict with France and Russia. Germany was by no means the only reason for the outbreak of war in 1914 but are, without a doubt, the biggest single reason.
What cannot be refuted is the aggression of Germany, and their desires for conflict to aid their international situation. It is therefore necessary to decide how far this contributed to war. This essay will demonstrate other factors and views that shed light on the fact that Germany was not completely to blame for the war, as so many think it is. Incidents such as the Alliance systems, the Imperial situation and of course, the Balkans, where the whole war started and was not, ironically, the direct result of a German action. The Imperial situation of the world during the 19th and early 20th Centuries was one of the long-term causes of WWI.
As a result of failure in the First World War Germany was forced to sign a treaty, called the Treaty of Versaille. In this treaty, it was recognized that Germany was responsible for the start of the war. This even though not proved was recognized by Germany. The people could not believe it. They where embarrassed at what there country had recognized by signing the treaty.
In addition, the British prime minister David Lloyd George was also concerned with the preservation of the British Empire and the risk of future German invasion. As a result, together with France, they forced Germany in the Treaty of Versai... ... middle of paper ... ...se, left a legacy of bitterness and hatred in the hearts of the German citizens. Overall, despite the fact that world war one was a devastation to the entire Europe, which though Germany was wrongfully held accounted for in the Treaty of Versailles. That wasn’t really a treaty at all and in another words, Germany’s so-called punishment for having the biggest contributions for the war. The treaty had overly weakened Germany and gave the victory countries more economic benefits and power mainly on the west.
Lastly he hoped to expand east... ... middle of paper ... ...r of Great Britain. However, having the determination that Hitler did was not enough to defeat the Allied forces as the war went on. He went as far to believe that he had fought the wrong war, but why? His foreign policies were clear from the very beginning: destroy the Treaty of Versailles, unite all German-speaking nations, and racially cleanse the land he wanted to create for his new collection of German people. His statement must be made false due to the fact that even though he lost the war, Hitler had the footing and power to achieve most of his goals.
Many people look back upon World War I as a noble and valiant war, however very few people know what countries were fighting for, which in reality was only to protect alliances and mother countries. These same alliances were the very cause of the initially small war’s large expansion and the high number of courageous lives that were lost. Bad judgement, protection and fear are just some of the reasons contributing to the wars hideous expansion. The war should never have spun so out of control. Works Cited http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/timeline_of_world_war_one.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-war-i/countries-involved.html http://www.funtrivia.com/askft/Question8201.html