The Causes of World War II

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World War II was one of the biggest wars known. The things people have done, the things that have happened in that war were so graphic that it has ruined the thoughts of people forever. There were so many causes of WWII; even just one would’ve been enough to make it happen. It has affected the lives of so many people, not only people that experienced it, but individuals who have looked upon it. It was such a powerful event with things to be learned. But, it all starts and ends somewhere; and to know that you need the causes and effects. The causes were where it all started. The first reason was from the Treaty of Versailles. To recap what the Treaty of Versailles was, it was a peace treaty signed by Germany and the Allies, as the source said “…the peace treaty that ended World War I was signed by Germany and the Allies at the Palace of Versailles…” (History.co.uk) It was a harsh treaty on Germany and it was too the country to deal with it. Its terms were the War Guilt Clause, which had Germany accept the blame for World War I. The next term was reparations, where Germany had to pay $33 billion for the damage caused by the war. Then there was disarmament, which meant “Germany was only allowed to have a small army and six naval ships. No tanks, no airforce and no submarines were allowed. The Rhineland area was to be de-militarised.”(Historyonthenet.com) Lastly, Territorial Clauses, that meant territory was taken from Germany and given to other countries. This treaty was

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