The Treaty Of Versailles During World War II Essay

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When Germany surrendered to the Allied Powers on November 11, 1918, it was known as the “curtain call” of World War I. Although Germany’s surrender can be tied to their inability to make a breakthrough on land or sea, three things ended World War I: The Treaty of Versailles, Wilson’s fourteen points, and the League of Nations. However, these things were ultimately the three causes of World War II, the continuation of World War I. These foolish choices and decisions caused by the Allied Powers helped set the stage for World War II.
The Treaty of Versailles helped stage World War II because of the foolish choices and decisions made by the Allied Powers upon forcing Germany to sign the Treaty of Versailles. According to Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles from the CI activity card 7: Negotiations, “The Allied and Associated Governments affirm [claim] and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals [peoples] have been subjected [have suffered] as a consequence [result] of the war imposed [forced] upon them by the aggression [violent behavior] of Germany and her allies” (“The Cost of War and the Price of Peace”). Even though the Treaty of Versailles helped end World War I, this was still an unfair choice and decision made by the Allied Powers because both the Allied Powers and Germany caused destruction during World War I. It would have been fairer if the…

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