The Treaty Of Versaille On World War I Essay

1417 Words May 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
There is no real way of knowing whether or not World War 2 was inevitable because it is in the past and there is no changing the past, but it is still possible to think about the “What If”. There is a possibility that it could have been avoided, tracing all the way back to the creation of the Treaty of Versaille on June 28th, 1919 (Walsh 80). This document was created by Britain, France, and the U.S. President. The treaty was a peace document for the end of World War I and put many restrictions and payments on Germany as a penalty for its actions in the war. These actions caused great travesties to the country, making its suffer, angering its people. The citizens became desperate for better times and elected a seemingly strong leader into power because he promised to better their lives. This man took advantage of his control and performed a number of actions which lead to the start of World War 2. The Second World War may not have been inevitable if the Treaty of Versaille was not as harsh as it was made to be.
World War 1 ended with the Allies winning the battle so when it came time to create a peace treaty, Germany was the one that suffered from its contents. The terms of the treaty included Germany accepting the blame for the war, paying reparations of 6600 million Euros, taking away Germany’s overseas empire, and restricting its armed forces by limiting their army to 100,000 men, banning conscription, ridding them of all armoured vehicles, submarines, and aircrafts,…

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