Germany’s military wasn’t the only thing to take a hit. Germany had many territorial losses as well. It had to return Alsace and Lorraine to the French and a few sections of Prussia to the new Polish state. It had to establish about 30 miles east to west as demilitarized zones. Germany was stripped of armaments and or fortifications so as to protect France from any moves from Germany in the future.
Germany's coalition government did consider restarting the war instead of accepting the terms but Germany was too weak. The treaty only allowed Germany to have an army of 100,000 men and there were on average seven applicants for each place. The short term impact of the army reductions were disastrous, however in the long term this aspect back fired on the Allies as such a small army meant they could be trained to be an elite force, and it pushed people towards unofficial armies such as the Nazis. The Treaty of Versailles seemed to cause a very large amount of
After World War one the Treaty of Versailles was created in order to give back on land to whoever owned it before Hitler claimed it as his own. Hitler felt the Treaty of Versailles was unfair to Germany and also put a limit to how many men can be in the German army. It took a large amount of land from Germany to create new countries. On February 29, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was instated. This was ...
In this meeting Clemenceau of France, Woodrow Wilson from the U.S, Orlando from Italy, and Lloyd George of England met to converse how they would have Germany pay for the impairment that World war I had caused. Woodrow Wilson from the U.S had a 14-point plan that was aimed for bringing peace to Europe. Clemenceau desired revenge, and he wanted to be certain that Germany would never start another war again. Lloyd George agreed with Wilson although he was aware that the British public agreed with Clemenceau. A compromise between Wilson and Clemenceau was what he wanted.
Lloyd George had the aim of disarming the defeated powers-especially weakening Germany and their navy, but he did feel that Britain should gain something for their war effort. Clemenceau had three things in mind at the settlement; Revenge for the loss of life, Compensation for the money spent during the war, and disarmament. Wilson had wanted the general disarmament of countries and felt the punishment for Germany should not be too harsh. The Treaty of Versailles - regarding only Germany resulted in territory being taken from Germany, most importantly the Polish Corridor, as there was a great German speaking mass of land, which was sorely missed. Alsace-Lorraine, Malmedy, Eupen, German South West Africa and other territories were also taken from Germany.
Hitler, then, promptly changed his orders so that the German military could seize the area. Regarding the issue as “a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing” (Crimea), he ended it with the signing of the Munich Agreement. In signing this agreement, Chamberlain not only strengthened Germany, but he also fed Hitler’s desire for more power and en... ... middle of paper ... ...rmed by actual objectives, not just threats or unsupported allegations. Additionally, the West should stop responding to Putin with “shock and awe,” shock that he can act with complete freedom, and awe at his diplomatic genius. Both Europe and the US have Europe and the US have larger influence and assets than Russia, with its emaciated political system and tired economic model.
In this way France's economy would theoretically recover faster while Germany was kept economically weak so it could never attempt to cause a war again. Even though at the time most non-German historians went along with this, while German historians were not happy with this interpretation for obvious reasons, after a few years opinion began to move away from only blaming Germany and accepted that other countries should also take part of the blame. However, in 1961 a German historian called Fritz Fischer proposed the idea that after all Germany should take most of the responsibility. These two points of view have been a cause for debate for historians and a final agreement has not yet been reached. While most historians accept that the key decisions for war in July 1914 were taken in Berlin, other factors such as German foreign policy ("Weltpolitik") and the alliance system remain still as the grounds of discussion.
On the east side of Germany, they lost their land to create Poland, but also had to return Alsace and Lorraine back to France (Bolotta A., Hawkes C., Jarman., Keirstead M., Watt J., 2000). More land had to be given to Belgium, France, Denmark and Poland (History Learning Site, 2000).Thus, caused Germany’s population to decrease (Macro History and World Timeline, 1998).Not only that, the Paris Peace Conference also produced the League of Nations to make sure that war does not break out ( Sturgeon A., 2009). They had to take control of all German overseas colonies ( History Learning Site, 2000). Obviously, the Germans were really angry at the terms, especially the territorial ones because Germany had lost 10% of its land, 12% of its population and 16% of its coal-fields (Johndclare.net). As a result, all the power and taxes Germany lost were given to Germany’s enemies who were the triple alliance (Johndclare.net).
Some people say if the British hadn't evacuated the war would have been lost there and then. On the other hand it can be seen as a disaster because only 2/3rd of the men saved were British. There were 68,000 casualties, and a lot of weaponry was lost. In my opinion it was a bit of both, deliverance and disaster. There isn't sufficient evidence to rule anything out.
The americans and Canadians were in good shape population wise while the natives had lost a lot of troops and people thru disease. The death of tecumseh changed the war for the natives as after he died the natives really were not a force to be reckoned with and were not represented in negotiations in the treaty of ghent . The Natives also lost all their land and were put on reserves. The lesson learned is that the natives did not get their fare share of luck or land and the morale of this is you can't rely on one person to get things done. The natives in my opinion relied too heavily on Tecumseh.