The Treaty Of Versailles: Context Of The First World War

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The Treaty of Versailles occurred in the context of the first World War, which transpired due to alliances with each other. However, some nations entered the war in thoughts of “moral obligation” or their own interest were exposed to the dangers of the war. The events leading up to the first World War were the assassinations of the archduke and duchess of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The assassination occurred in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, by the assassin Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb. This lead the Austrian government to believe that Serbia had plotted the archduke’s assassination pressuring the Austrians to go to war with Serbia as a retaliation. However, due to Russia’s alliance to Serbia they had immobilized their troops to protect …show more content…
The central power, consisted of Germany, Russia, and Turkey while the allied powers comprised of France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Japan, and the US. And although the war consisted of many different key players. But only three nations made an impact on the Treaty of Versailles, the key nations in the treaty were Great Britain, France, and the United States. They were the ones whom produced the treaty but when they did they brought it to their favor leaving one nation to receive the brunt of the “peace” treaty. Germany, although may have started the war was left with a disadvantage when the treaty was being drafted. The treaty can be seen as flawed when it came down to its equality when Germany was not included in the conference, leaving them out of the loop and without the ability to negotiation the terms of the treaty. Due to this manner of how they nations reacted to the treaty when created, left no room for the central power to negotiate. However, the major allied powers all held different opinions on how they would make Germany pay. Great Britain was the median of the three where they thought that Germany does deserve the harsh punishment but should not have to shoulder all the blame, but France thought differently. France thought that the Germans should pay for the damages and receive punitive punishment, because France had taken the most damages in the duration of the war. But the United States …show more content…
Commencing a second world war, of which the treaty was supposedly supposed to stop. Through the events that transpired, it is obvious how flawed the Treaty of Versailles was because it was meant to stop a second outbreak but instead was the reason as to why the second outbreak

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