The Treaty Of Versailles Necessary

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Following the cease fire of WWI, November 11, 1918, peace settlement was the goal for the Paris Peace conference. The goal of the peace settlement was to create perpetual peace throughout Europe. A notable document, the Treaty of Versailles stated the post war requirements Germany must fulfil, ultimately ended up as a failure. The treaty fundamentally failed to prevent another “Great War.” The requirements from the Treaty of Versailles, led economical failure and political instability which created the path for Hitler to come into power, a fascist dictator. Therefore, creating the environment possible for World War II.
The Treaty of Versailles required Germany to restore the Saar Basin to France. Which in turn, was one of many reasons Germany’s industries and citizens to experience a depression post-WWI. As seen throughout World War I, a total war, industries were a vital part of a country’s economy. To fuel Germany’s industries production rate during the war, they turned to coal. The high demand for production during the war caused the factory owners to employ high amounts of people. Fundamentally, coal was the backbone of any industrial economy and the removal of the Saar Basin resulted in industries decreasing their production. Forcing industries to layoff workers as well as increase prices to make up for lost revenue. Reaching new heights every year, the unemployment rate continued to rise with each wave in the layoff of workers. The economy then became more…

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