The Treaty Of Versailles, Appeasement And Hitler 's Actions Caused World War II

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To a large extent, the Treaty of Versailles, appeasement and Hitler’s actions caused World War 2. The Treaty of Versailles made the Germans angry because the punishments were so harsh, helping them to unite as a country. Hitler inspired the Germans to start the next war, with the Treaty of Versailles and appeasement only helping Hitler to convince the Germans (Chapman.N, N.D.) Appeasement meant that Hitler could get whatever he desired because the other countries were preoccupied by trying to prevent another war occurring (History on the net, 2014). Appeasement made Hitler stronger and helped start World War 2 because he had everything he needed. All of these combined to ultimately start World War 2.
To a very great extent, the Treaty of Versailles caused World War 2 as it meant that the Germans had a lot of strict punishments placed on them. These punishments were regarded as “dictated peace for the rest of the world” because it was supposed to stop more wars from occurring (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2016). Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Wilson from the US met in 1919 to discuss the restrictions that would be placed on Germany (History on the net, 2014). These were very harsh on the Germans even though they were already struggling from World War 1. After World War 1, Germany was in economic disaster and at its weakest point during the time of the Treaty of Versailles, making them very dependent on other countries…

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