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    World War One (WWI) was a crucial turning point for the United States. The U.S. was involved in WWI partly because of Germany’s submarine warfare on other European nations. President Woodrow Wilson, the president during this time period, wanted to hold off on joining the war for as long as possible. To no avail, the U.S. had to enter the war to try to subdue the hostile negotiations in Europe. The war had just ended when Wilson delivered The Fourteen Points speech, which was intended to propose world peace and the actions that had to be taken in order to achieve that peace. By dissecting the content of the Fourteen Points, the reader can understand the implications and impact Wilson’s speech had on the audience. Wilson is addressing not only Americans in this speech, but also other countries. This is evident by the fact that the purpose of the Fourteen Points is to propose world peace. He uses a sophisticated yet simple word choice, which helps the audience better grasp the full meaning of the speech. Many time with Presidents giving speeches, they try to over complicate the meaning of the speech by using extensive, complicated vocabulary. Wilson’s word choice in this speech though, was very appropriate for the situation. Wilson also had the speech arranged in a simple way which listed out the fourteen points in a couple of sentences. This helped the audience perceive Wilson’s speech as crucial important to not only the U.S. but also the rest of the world. Throughout…

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    Most people think of Veterans Day as a day off from school or work, well they are wrong. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S Military Veterans. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went to effect.)…

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    political situation in Germany for most of the war was a “State of Siege” which began on the 31st of July 1914, and transferred the administration of Germany (except Bavaria) to local army commanders who were above pre-existing civilian authorities in an attempt to secure the volume of raw materials required by the army to fight this war, an early example of the State intervening into the economic organisation of Germany. …companies nationalised to help supply demand?. The German Army High…

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    After the armistice was agreed on, a treaty had to officially end the Great War. So in Versailles Paris on June 28, 1919, the treaty, soon to be known as the Treaty of Versailles, was signed. The treaty was conjured up at a peace conference by four men. They were named, David Lloyd George, Georges Clemenceau, Vittorio Orlando, and Woodrow Wilson, well known as the big four. The big four created three key points party of the Treaty of Versailles that could have influenced W.W.II.. One key part…

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    American response to the treaty of Versailles. In November 11 of 1918 the German forces agreed to sign an armistice to put an end to the war.After the German surrender the Allies call upon a meeting to decide the punishment of Germany after all the damage it has done. America´s goal was to make sure this will not happen again so the president Woodrow Wilson stated 14 points to keep the world in order. Versailles Conference The Versailles conference was called to decide the fate of Germany after…

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    Italy, threatened by the army raised by Garibaldi, was able to become unified as one county at a single point in time. This was able to occur because Garibaldi gave up the lands previously conquered, therefore preventing a civil war, which allowed Italy to become one united nation. However, the Germans took a different route to unification. While the Italians unified at one time, the Germans took a gradual process to become one nation. Germany began to be united with the North German…

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    The Weimar republic was created in 1919 with the abduction of Wilhelm II. This government signed the Treaty of Versailles which later on appeared to cause them problems as the people of Germany thought they had been betrayed by their own government bodies and stabbed in the back, also they signed the armistice, this was why they were called the November criminals. The problems associated with the Treaty as well as dissatisfaction in Germany for a new democratic government that was thought had a…

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    Beginning with article 231 (the “war guilt” clause) in part VII of the treaty of versailles, Germany was forced to accept responsibility for itself and its allies for the losses and damages of the allies during the war. Many people will blame the treaty of versailles solely for Hitler’s rise as dictator, but you cannot put the blame on something as inanimate as that alone. Therefore, the treaty of versailles cannot alone be the blame for the rise of Hitler’s Nazi state in Germany. According to…

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    democratic government. From the dawn of the new government until its end in January 1933, Germany faced numerous challenging problems that some argue could not have been overcome without the new republic taking action. The creation of a democracy was a huge step for German society, which had been a monarchy for hundreds of years. Some welcomed the new rights and freedoms but others were against change; nationalist parties and organizations began to surface. Many hoped for the return of the…

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    The ‘Stab in the Back’- or Die Dolchstoßlegende- was a notion that was attributed to Germany’s defeat in World War 1. This notion, also regarded as a myth and legend, implied that Germany did not truly lose World War 1, but rather it was betrayed by domestic enemies. The notion focused in on the civilians within Germany’s own borders and was popular among Germany’s right- wing nationalists in Weimar Germany immediately after the First World War. These right- wing Germans thought of these…

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