The Treaty Of Versailles After Wwi Essay

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In 1917, the United States of America joined WWI due to beneficial economic relations with the Allies and German advances towards the American people. In 1919, The Treaty of Versailles resolved WWI, but left Germany in tremendous debt as they had to pay all war reparations. Because Germany was struggling, the Nazis rose to power under the leadership of Hitler. Adolf Hitler became the German dictator. WWII then began as the Allies felt that the spread of fascism and undemocratic practices needed to be halted. At this time, the Allies included both the United States and the Soviet Union; they were fighting on the same side, as the Big Three with Great Britain. After WWI, Stalin began to turn his back on promises he had made to the Allies at the Yalta Conference and Potsdam Conference. Stalin kept his increased territory won in the war effort under his dictatorship, thus causing an increase in tensions. His attempts to spread Stalinism and communism throughout the world was retaliated against by the United States and against the newly formed United Nations’ principles. This ultimately led to the Cold War. As the Allies had successfully won the Second World War, the Soviet Union began drifting away from the alliance between Great Britain and the US as shown through Churchill’s Word in his “Iron Curtain” Speech. Although the beginning of the Cold War between the United States and the USSR from 1945 to 1950 was slightly caused through accusation of illegal communist activities…

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