The Treaty Of Versailles Treaty Essay

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The “War Guilt Clause” portion of the Versailles Treaty compelled the German nation to accept full responsibility for starting the war. Also, Germany was accountable for all the material damages, they had to pay war reparations of the amount of fifty-six million dollars, their military was limited to a one hundred thousand men, and their previous colonies was divided among the allied powers, prohibition of tanks, and German Air force .The sole purpose of the Treaty of Versailles was to weaken Germany, so that an initiation of a new war could be avoided. However the German nation thought of the terms of the Versailles Treaty of June 28th 1919 to be harsh, unjust and an unfair punishment. Therefore the end of World War I became an antecedent for the global economic crisis of 1929, and the rise of Adolf Hitler and World War II. This led to an unprecedented destruction and the usage of atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the war in the Pacific.
A series of domestic catastrophe such as the stock market crash, bank failures, reduction in purchasing goods, reduction in workforce, and international conditions such as lack of payment of debts incurred by Europe during World War I , and less trade with the international community due to the Smoot- Hawley Tariff of 1930 contributed to the Great Depression of 1929. Herbert Hoover belief in voluntarism and mutual self-interest did little to improve the situation. Moreover in 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected as…

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