The Treaty Of Versailles And The League Of Nations Essay

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World War Two included thirty countries and resulted in an estimated 50 - 80 million deaths. The start of the worlds deadliest conflict was Hitlers invasion on Poland in 1939, this however was not a spontaneous attack by the Nazi Party, it was a result of many factors that begun since the end of World War One. The failure of The Treaty of Versailles and The League of Nations, and the collapse of Wall Street allowed Germany to regain forces quickly and commence a powerful attack on the rest of the world in such a devastating way. Therefore it is evident that the end of World War One caused World War Two.

The Treaty of Versailles, signed by Germany at the end of World War One is one of the largest causes of World War Two. Once The Great War had ended the ‘big three’; British Prime Minister David George, French Premier George Clemenceau and US President Woodrow Wilson presented the treaty to Germany on May 7th. The treaty ripped the country of 13 percent of its territory (Alsace and Lorraine were returned to France) and ten percent of its population. Germany lost all its colonies, 75 percent of its iron ore deposits and 26 percent of its coal and potash. The country was also forced to have its army and navy demilitarised and was forbidden to use air force or submarines. Not only did Germany have to suffer these harsh conditions from The Treaty of Versailles, the country also had to officially accept responsibility for the war and pay reparations of approximately $33 billion.…

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