From Hitler’s speech (doc 3) it is shown from Hitler’s point of view, which is obviously a very bias point of view in which everything that happened was unfair. Hitler critics the treaty of Versailles and says that the German people do not agree with the decisions made by the government. Like in doc 1 and 2 it states that Germany had land taken from them and got blamed on for a bunch of things, so the citizens believe that if they stayed in war they could have definitely won. What this shows is Hitler’s bias views towards his country. From Hitler’s M... ... middle of paper ... ...e prepared to fight or not.
Most Germans however, had believed that the Treaty would be lenient because of Wilson's Fourteen Points. Many people in other lands thought that the treaty was a way of making legal the punishment on the Germans and this was in violation of Wilsonian idealism. The peacemakers should have been able to set aside hatred that was built up from the past in order to come up with a more proper and fair settlement. Instead of doing this, they placed the blame on the Germans by forcing them to pay for reparations they couldn't afford, insulting them with the accusation of guilt from the war and taking away their territory. The treaty would only intensify the hatred felt by all the parties involved in the treaty and heighten German nationalism.
When answering how the Nazi party came to rule in Germany, one must look at foreign policy in respect to the Versailles Treaty during the Second Reich. Economically, due to the settlement at Versailles, Germany would be hit by massive inflation as well as a crippling depression under the Weimar Republic. This made many people distrust the newly created Weimar Republic. Socially, Germans generally blamed the government, as well as the Treaty of Versailles for the hard times that they suffered after the First World War. This social environment gave rise to the Nazi movement and many other parties that opposes the treaty and the Weimar Republic alike.
Germany thought this treaty would destroy their economy. The treaty did not hurt germany, it just took away their pride and made them angry because they were not able to take part in this. This treaty took out a lot of Germany's military out with it. Germany wanted to stand up for themselves but did not have the fighting power to do so. The Treaty of Versailles was a step to civilizing the great military power set back by britain at the turn of the century.
The forced signing created tensions between Germany and other countries, let Germany rise back up to Power, Created an optimal situation for Germany to wage war, and ultimately caused World War II, resulting in one of the biggest failures in Debate and Diplomacy of all time. After World War I, the treaty, supposedly the end of all the violence put Germany in a very tight spot. Either Germany could sign the treaty and have the protection of the allies, or they could crumble and taken over with ease. Obviously Germany had a bitter and reluctant attitude toward this because they felt it was more important to keep their dignity and not have set restrictions as to what they could do than put on a leash and tied up to a pole. However, they chose to sign the treaty and to their benefit, they slowly gained back their power under the wing of the allies, all the while holding a deeply rooted grudge.
Hitler's Rise Due to Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles contributed to Hitler's rise by being the most hated treaty ever brought about. The Treaty ruined any chance of Germany regaining dignity after World War One. The German people didn't believe they had lost the war or should be blamed for the war, so when the Treaty gave them a term they had to agree with e.g. You must take the blame for starting the war, they felt the terms were unfair. Also what was unfair the German's were not there when the terms where drawn up, so this made them unhappy but they also felt the terms were hypocritical and unjust.
Germany's Objections to the Treaty of Versailles Subsequent to the German government conceding defeat in World War I, Britain, America and France wrote up a treaty that Germany had no option but to sign. This treaty was the Treaty of Versailles and was widely considered to be one of the harshest treaties ever written. The German public obviously had many objections to the terms of the treaty and this essay will discover what these objections are and how far they are justified. Article 231 of the treaty was the 'War guilt clause'. Although this clause did not technically affect Germany economically or social it was the clause that the Germans resented the most as it stated that Germany was fully reasonable for the War.
The German civilians had interest in Hitler and were ready for a change in Germany. Germany was not accepting the term of the Treaty because it took away their dignity and pride and took some of their land away. Germany was held responsible for the ... ... middle of paper ... ... shocked to see how harsh the terms were. At first the Germans refused to sign the treaty. The German people were bitterly resented the war guilt that was over them.
Reasons for the Problems of The Weimar Republic in 1918 - 1923 There were a number of reasons for the problems that the new Republic had to face. It was a completely new government which had to be established. They had to survive the defeat of the war and the lack of confidence Germans had thus acquired -mainly over the political system. There was an eminent amount of political resistance to the new Republic, from right-wing nationalists, and on the opposite end of the scale, left-wing communists - both of these groups using violence in attempting to challenge the new Regime which they opposed greatly. The Treaty of Versailles also created many problems, mainly affecting the German economy, which was after all already weak due to the war.
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.