Causes Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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World War I was a major conflict fought in Europe and around the world between 1914 until 1918. In the end, the countries were striving to recover from World War 1 and were in need of a treaty to prevent any future war from occurring. The countries came to an agreement and decided to create the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty was made to end the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers, but Germany was not allowed to attend the Conference so they had no say in the terms that were discussed. The Allies punished Germany in the Treaty of Versailles because of 1) pressure put on the allied countries by civilians to discipline Germany and 2) the strong feeling that Germany should pay for all of the damage and destruction caused by the war considering they were a major cause of starting it. The terms of the Treaty of Versailles caused Germany to lose everything- territory, money due to reparations, alliances, military control, disarmament, and worst their pride; essentially Germany had to take full blame for the war. These terms were made to prevent Germany from exercising such aggression in the future. In reality, what ended up transpiring was that the Treaty gave Germany even more hatred to the point where they were looking for anything who could fix all of the ongoing problems they were facing- this setup Adolf Hitler’s rise up to power. Hitler’s rise to power was formed not only by the Treaty of Versailles, but also by his nazi propaganda, his fiery public speaking
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