World War I : The Treaty Of Versailles Essay

1521 Words Feb 5th, 2016 7 Pages
Could a simple document signed by three nations be the cause behind a war that brought about seventy-two million deaths, atomic bombings and fire bombings? World War I was a devastating event that arose in 1914, this war began with Austria-Hungary declaring war against Serbia over the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. Due to national alliances, the central powers which included Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire were formed, and the Allies composed of Great Britain, France, and Russia formed on the opposing side. These alliances turned a small battle between two countries into a worldwide catastrophe. During the end of World War II the leaders of France, England, and the United states shaped a formal agreement between Allies and the Central powers in order to end World War I named the treaty of Versailles. The Treaty of Versailles soon led to World War II because of unfair territorial losses for Germany, the forcing of Germany’s signature on the War Guilt Cause, the limitations placed on their military size and finally the war reparations France forced Germany to pay.
During 1919 the Treaty of Versailles led to a major territorial loss for German land. In the informational map of German territorial losses from 1919 it is clear that France gained back control of the area of Alsace, Larrance, and how the Allies added back the polish corridor (Doc A). This proves just how unfair the treaty of Versailles was for German citizens. This…

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