Fascism In Germany

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Was The Treaty of Versailles responsible for the rise of Fascism? In 1919, Germany signed The Treaty of Versailles in Paris Conference which was officially ended World War I. However, the peace of the world was not the target of Paris Conference, it is just a new method for victorious powers’ to plunder. The Treaty of Versailles limited German armies, forced German to pay a huge reparation and striped a large area of German’s territory. The citizens in Germany absolutely didn't want the government to sign it, but the government knew that they had no rights to resist and Germany was not capable to start a new war. As can be imagined, Germans were extremely angry after the government signed The Treaty of Versailles and the Germans felt …show more content…
That cause the depression of German economy. Actually at first the reparation was affordable for Germany due to Germany could earn profit by selling the product to foreign countries. However, foreign countries had implement protective tariffs toward Germany’s products which means to increase the taxes of Germany’s products to avoid the competition among the local products and Germany’s products. That drove Germany’s economy on the ground dramatically, and led to hyperinflation. As a result, to pay the reparation became impracticable for Germany with the low profits. In order to figured out the situation, the government started to printed a mass of money, that led the marks became valueless. At that time, Germans had to bring thousands of money to bought a few pieces of bread and children just used piles of money as toys. Additionally, Germany was plunged into a huge debt, especially America had lended massive money to Germany at that time. Unfortunately, America sinked into The Great Depression in 1929 due to the stock market crash and that was definitely the critical hit to Germany’s economy. The weak government had no feasible solution with the German economic situation. Germans expected they could have a strong leader to bring them out of the unsatisfactory situation and make Germany great again. Under this circumstance, Nazis incited Germans to protest the …show more content…
The treaty limited Germany to an army of 100,000 soldiers and Germany was not allowed to have submarine, tanks and aero planes. Germany could only have six battleships. Additionally, the treaty banned conscription in Germany which means soldiers in Germany had to be volunteers. The treaty left the Germans, agin angry, but also humiliated as they had always been extremely proud of their powerful and superior army.With the harsh restriction, Germany had only a tiny size of army and poor military power that even couldn’t defend their own land if other country invaded. Hitler wanted to restore the army to its former glory and that was the exactly what all Germans desired. Actually, the tiny size of Germany’s army made many previous soldiers unemployed and they always be ready to join the army again. Therefore, Hitler filled the army with the people who were ex-soldiers and proud of their country. Additionally, Hitler began to make weapons and recover conscription with the support of all Germans. The Treaty of Versailles gave Hitler chance to show his oratory skills as it provided him something to attack. Germans began to entirely believe Hitler about what he did and they were sure that Hitler would led them and Germany to a bright

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