What Are The Effects Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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On the 28th of June, 1914, the world-famous assassination took place in Sarajevo. The heir of the Austria-Hungary empire ------ Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a member of the Black Hand[ Black Hand: A secret military society in Serbia which mainly consisted of young Serbian men who is willing to die for his country.], which had given the A-H empire a good reason to declare war on Serbia. This had pulled out the complicated national relations within the European continent bonded by variety kinds of alliance treaties. Accompanying with more and more countries joining in the conflict, it had gradually led to one of the most destructive and violent wars in the human history. It is estimated that approximately 8 million people including civilians …show more content…
Under this circumstance, by the time when the war ended, the victors, in this case, the Triple Ententes, had to find someone to pay for the great loss, thus, the Treaty of Versailles was signed on the 28th of June, 1919, during the Paris Peace Conference. The establishment of the Versailles Treaty was criticized more likely as a vindictive act rather than an acceptable solution of peace making regard to its great economic, political and social suppression to Germany due to its harsh reparation provisions, extensive ceded territories and disarmament. However, although we could not deny the great adverse impact the Treaty of Versailles had on Germany which led to the subconscious resistance, it was not entirely the treaty itself which led to the rise of Nazism and the outbreak of the World War two, it was the irresolute attitude and the appeasement showed by the victorious, accompanying with the shadow of the American financial crisis which had fostered an ambitious Germany than …show more content…
Those clauses would deny her few potential chances to rebuild her economy by slowly accumulating foreign capital, thus gaining more revenues to pay for the reparation.[ Samuel W. Mitcham, "German Reactions to the Treaty Were Understandable," in The Treaty of Versailles, ed. Jeff Hay, At Issue in History series (San Diego, Carlifornia: Greenhaven Press, 2002), 101.]

Paragraph 3: The large number of disarmament and ceded colonies
Topic Sentence: The severity of the disarmament provisions and land settlement imposed on Germany made Germans feel they were humiliated. ・The German army was greatly restricted and shrank that they did not even have the power to defend themselves.
- “German army was limited to 100,000 men, with no tanks or heavy artillery, [ P. M.H. Bell, "Another Thirty Years War?," in World War II : Roots and Causes, ed. Keith Eubank, 2nd ed., Problems in European Civilization Series (n.p.: D.C. Heath and Company, 1992), 16.]the navy was to be reduced to 6 small battleships, 6 light cruisers, 12 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats, and a few coastal guns.”[ Samuel W. Mitcham, "German Reactions to the Treaty Were Understandable," in The Treaty of Versailles, ed. Jeff Hay, At Issue in History series (San Diego, Carlifornia: Greenhaven Press, 2002),

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