The Treaty Of Versailles And The World War I Essay

1092 Words Apr 6th, 2016 5 Pages
“At eleven o’clock this morning came to an end the cruellest and most terrible war that has ever scourged mankind. I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came to end all wars.” David Lloyd George, the British prime minister declared on the 11th November 1918. The thought that the world would see another war was almost preposterous, yet not even twenty-one years later the second ‘greatest’ war began. There were a number of reasons why World War Two became a tragic reality, some more important than others. The Treaty of Versailles combined with the War Guilt Claus smashed Germany’s dignity and economy. This caused nationalists to take a step forward, making life harder for politicians, however the Nazi party began to gain popularity and Hitler saw this as an opportunity which he gladly took. When Hitler rose into power he wanted Germany to be great again, so he began to spread out across the land. He made his way to Poland and invaded. However far before Hitler invaded Poland Germany had its own crisis.
When World War One had come to an end and the Treaty of Versailles had been regretfully signed, hate and harsh words were thrown around in Germany. They loathed the treaty because they believed that the terms were far too harsh, and they were heavily humiliated by it too. The War Guilt Clause and war reparations took a toll on the country. Not only did they have to take the blame of starting the First World War, they had to pay war fees to other countries. In 1922,…

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