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The Reasons And Effects Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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As the Treaty of Versailles was formed to create peace it caused failure and anger in many of the Axis powers, especially Germany, since the country was punished beyond any of the others. The treaty has a great backstory of why it was created, but the treaty released many punishments and rules toward the Axis powers, and the effects of this treaty were unexpected.
After World War 1, the Allied forces created the Treaty of Versailles. Today many do not know the reasons for why this treaty was formed. One reason the treaty was formed was because many of the Allied forces wanted to prevent another war from breaking out in the future. An article named the “Treaty of Versailles, 1919” written by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum supports this conclusion with many facts. Before the idea of the treaty came about the topic of the Fourteen Points was brought up. “In January 1918, some ten months before the end of World War I, U.S President Woodrow Wilson had written a list of proposed war aims which he called the “Fourteen Points” (Treaty 1). Wilson was trying to remind others of the “principles focused on preventing war in the future, the last proposing a League of Nations to arbitrate international disputes” (Treaty 1). Wilson believed that this proposal might bring a lasting piece. This would be, as he said “peace without victory (Treaty 2), and this man was the only one who was thinking rationally. His idea was beaten down because of the different opinions that came
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