The Treaty Of Versailles And The End Of World War I

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The Treaty of Versailles was one of many peace treaties signed at the end of World War I. It ended war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed June 28, 1919. The signing of this treaty fell on the fifth anniversary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination. Ferdinand was the prince of Hungary and Bohemia up until the date of his death. He was an heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.

The Treaty of Versailles was drafted or created by the representatives of Great Britain, Japan, the United States, Italy, and France. The agreement was created without any discussion with the “conquered” powers which included Germany and Russia. Besides the countries that created the document, there was no input in any form from other powers. Due to the fact that countries were being excluded from the negotiation, none were very willing to abide by the new treaty. Even with no input the countries were still being affected and having terms forced upon them. At the end of World War I, there were major situations that had been caused that had brewed among those unhappy with the new treaty. The problems or situations between those unhappy with the Treaty laid a foundation for World War II.

First of all, the Germans were able to read in the newspapers as well as hear on national radios that Germany had been able to keep away the French and or had won another advance due to German superiority in military and technology fields. Germans were then struck with the news that Germany had…
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