Essay about World War I And The Treaty Of Versailles

804 Words May 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
The world has seen many wars, none of them were as greatly catastrophic as World War II; question is, what caused this catastrophe? World War II has quite a few causes, main cause being the failure to create peace after the First World War through the Treaty of Versailles (Traité de Versailles) which was only benefiting the “big three”.
The Treaty of Versailles is a peace treaty that was put into place at the end of World War I to ensure that there would be peace between the countries involved. This treaty mainly involved Great Britain, United States, France and Germany even though Germany was banned from making any negotiations. The Treaty of Versailles was created for these nations to have peace with each other after the war, but the treaty didn’t create tranquility due to it not being fair for the German side and was rather penal.
The Treaty of Versailles was unfair from the beginning, Germany was completely banned from the negotiations. The “Big Three” Great Britain, United States and France are the ones to negotiate the conditions of the Treaty, this was done for the winning nations own benefits. French Prime Minister at the time Georges Clemenceau was concerned about France’s protection from future German invasions. While negotiating the terms of the Treaty, Clemenceau said to British Prime Minister at the time David Lloyd George and US President Woodrow Wilson that “you are both sheltered; we are not.” Clemenceau is saying that Great Britain and the United States are…

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