Woodrow Wilson 's Treaty Of Versailles

1562 WordsMay 8, 20167 Pages
Beginning in the mid 1930’s, Adolf Hitler along with his Nazi party rose to power alongside an army of massive proportions despite the fact that Germany was on strict limitations following world war I. Shortly after the ending of world war I, Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Treaty of Versailles’ stated that Germany would be held accountable for ‘the Great war’, meaning not only was Germany forced to pay reparations for war debt, but, under the treaty, Germany was restricted to many limitations. Wilson’s treaty consisted of fourteen major guidelines stating Germany must retreat from all land annexed that were not Germanic states, and Germany was prohibited to form a mobile army, air force, or Kriegsmarine. Despite the ‘Treaty of Versailles of 1919’, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime pursued exactly what the treaty clearly stated they were completely forbidden to do and somehow without a single shot being fired by Great Britain, the United States, France, or the Soviet Union. There are several factors that contribute to Hitler’s ability to form an enormous army and annex several countries unscathed and with little to no resistance. The main reason for why Hitler was able to re-establish a gargantuan army is communism. At this period in history, many countries were truly and utterly afraid of the spread of communism which meant that Western European countries wanted no interaction between them and the Soviet Union unless it was necessary to their well being. In fact, western European
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