Political Causes of World War 1

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The political causes of World War 2 World War 2, famously known as the most devastating war, had causes dating back to WWI as well as,pre . Some people refereed it because of the Treaty of Versailles which most of the people agreed one that it was too unfair for Germany and that their anger was going to appear sooner or later. The people thought it will create fascism. Some historians saw that the failure of The League of Nations was also another factor. The Treaty of Versailles was the origin of all the problems that occurred to ignite the WWII. The treaty of Versailles was originally done to spread peace between countries and cool down the aggression that was spreading all over Europe. The treaty was believed to be an…show more content…
This limited their army to 100,000 voluntary soldiers and they had to melt down their armaments and where not allowed to have any submarines. This had the effect of making the Germans feel weak and humiliated and thirsty for revenge. This was one of the biggest reasons the Germans were annoyed and angered at the treaty of Versailles. Germany also had to pay 6.6 Billion in reparation to the winning countries; this affected their economy and was more money than the Germans were able to give. This eventually led to hyperinflation, but this is irrelevant to the topic at hand. This could possibly have been the point that angered the Germans the most, it made them pay for the debts of the war even though they did not start it on their own. The other point that could possibly have made the Germans angry the most, was article 231 "The Guilt Clause" which said that the Germans were responsible for the whole first world war. The Germans could not say or do anything and just had to keep quiet as they were blamed for everything. The Germans had expected better treatment from the treaty of Versailles as they expected it too be based on Wilson's 14 points. In the end only a few of the 14 points were actually included in the treaty of Versailles which annoyed the Germans immensely. The Germans also felt misled by the Kaiser. He started the war and then as they were looking like they might not win, he fled to Holland. The German

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