The Treaty Of Versailles After World War I Ended

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On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed after World War I ended in 1918. Article 231 of Treaty of Versailles stated, “Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nations have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies.” (Boundless.com). Germany held countable for the reparations, payment for war damages, according to the “War Guilt Clause” of the Treaty of Versailles. A payment of “132 billion gold marks or thirty-three billion United States dollars.” (Boundless.com). According to The History Learning Site, “The Dawes Plan of 1924 was formulated to take…show more content…
On December 7, 1941, the United States received warnings about Japan’s attack but decided to ignore them. In the early morning of December 7, 1941, “Japanese aircraft attacked the major U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.” (History.com). Since the United States ignored their warnings, they were caught by surprise and lost more than 2,300 troops. After the attack, Americans favored in joining World War II. A day after the attack, “December 8, 1941, Congress declared war on Japan”. (History.com). Six months after the Pearl Harbor attack, the United States and Japan were at a “four-day sea-and-air battle.” (History.com). June 4, 1942, in a response to an invasion at Midway, the U.S. Pacific Fleet arrived and was destroyed by a Japanese fleet. By a surprise attack, “200 miles to the northeast, two U.S. attack fleets caught the Japanese force entirely by surprise and destroyed three heavy Japanese carriers and one heavy cruiser.” (History.com). This battle was known as the Battle of Midway also the “turning point of the war.” (History.com). As a result of the battle, Japan had an estimated casualty of 2,5000 and the U.S. had an estimated casualty of 300. Operation Overload, also known as D-Day, began on June 6, 1944, when “American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region.” (History.com). This invasion was one of

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