A Short Note On The Treaty Of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles Essay During the years of 1914 to 1918, the first World War was fought resulting in a very destructive war. The war suffered approximately 10 million casualties and the ‘Western Front’ was totally destroyed. This also left many areas in Europe being destroyed too. On November 11th, 1918, Germany signed a cease-fire called ‘the Armistice’, and surrendered. In January, delegates from several countries met in Paris, France to discuss a peace treaty in hopes of ending the war. There were three important leaders, each with different ideas: Woodrow Wilson, George Clemenceau and David Lloyd George. The Germans were not extended an invitation to the meeting, but were forced to sign the treaty, no matter what the conditions were. The document became known as the Treaty of Versailles, which later was not implemented successfully. The Treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919 and was the peace settlement that was supposed to end World War I. The failure of the Treaty of Versailles caused economic downfall and German expansion, which all contributed to the start of World War II. Another downfall of the treaty, further lead to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the fascist party. Many feared the start of a second World War. Contributions from President Wilson’s Fourteen Points, United States’ policies and international effort, were made to prevent World War II. While the war was still taking place, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United states, proposed a plan
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