The purpose of the Treaty of Versailles was to ensure future peace in Europe; however the outbreak of World War II is evidence to the fact that the treaty was ineffective. The ineffectiveness of the treaty can be blamed on the creators of the treaty itself rather than on a problem with the treaty. During the making of the treaty the makers were trying to insure peace but they didn’t recognize the importance of fair treatment and representation of all nations including Germany. The Treaty of Versailles in itself was not the issue; the main problem was the liberty that the creators of the treaty took with it. The measures taken were in effect reasonable but the development of the League of Nations is in fact where the problem laid. The League of Nations was responsible for implementing punishment upon Germany for its part in the outbreak of the First World War. They forced Germany to take the soul responsibility for the outbreak of the war but it truly wasn’t just Germany’s fault. All nations that fought in the war had some role in what happened and should have been held responsible for the part they played. They forced Germany to reduce their military to an extent far greater than what was expected of other nations under the treaty and did not consider the economic consequences of such rapid demilitarization. In addition to demilitarization Germany was forced to pay reparation that they truly could not afford and had to go into debt to the US to pay. The reparation was higher than they ever should have been and they demolished Germany’s economy. All of these actions led to conditions in Germany that were truly horrid, worse even than what was…
Versailles Optional session: Chreia
Chreia: “The failure of any nation to adopt humane conditions of labor is an obstacle in the way of other nations which desire to improve the conditions in their own countries.”
I. Panegyric: After providing us with this quote among many others, as well as creating the fourteen points, Woodrow Wilson has become one of the most influential (not to mention popular) writers of the Treaty of Versailles.
II. Paraphrastic: The failure of many other nations…
five treaties; the Treaty of Versailles, St Germain, Trianon, Neuilly, Sevres/Lausanne.
•The Treaty of Versailles dealt specifically with Germany and was the major discussion during the draw up of the peace settlement whereas the other treaties dealt with the geo-political and economic future of Europe.
• The agreement containing the principles on which the League of Nations was to operate on took into account all five treaties.
1.2.2 The Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles
It was the end of World War I. Germany has been involved in, and lost a war that would not only change the people involved but the world forever. The allied powers or the countries that defeated Germany are furious. They blame Germany for starting the war and causing harm to their countries. They want revenge. They write a treaty stating Germany is responsible for the war and must pay for the damages they’ve caused. The treaty takes away Germany’s land, people, and belongings…
The Treaty of Versailles was an agreement negotiated between three major leaders of the Allies. The Treaty was formed following the end of World War I. The Germans resented this treaty, as they were the silent observers and thus the treaty was forced upon them. They called it a "Diktat"
The French detested Germany, and wished to cripple it both militarily and economically. Thus, they proposed harsh terms. This fuelled the Germans' resentment.
Woodrow Wilson of the USA offered his suggestions…
20 January 2015
Treaty of Versailles too Harsh a Treaty?
The Treaty of Versailles has been debated ever since it was created in 1919.
Many people say that the treaty was way too harsh on the Germans, but some say it
wasn’t harsh enough. I believe that the Treaty of Versailles was a little too harsh on the
Germans. Although they did use unrestricted submarine warfare, attacked France
through Belgium, and tried persuading Mexico into invading the United States…
Treaty of Versailles 2008
What were Lloyd George’s aims at Versailles?
Lloyd George hoped to achieve a lasting peace at the Paris peace conference. He also needed to make Germany pay for starting the war as the British public had voted him in as Prime Minister on the promise that he would do this. He personally did not want Germany to be crippled as he feared that this would lead to resentment and could lead to them starting another war in revenge. He also did not want them crippled because Germany…
idealist, tried reaching his goals of everlasting peace among the world by attempting to implement his 14 Points into the Treaty of Versailles. Woodrow failed in successfully doing so, coming out of the situation with an unfavorable treaty. After not selling it to the Senate properly and not compromising, the Treaty of Versailles was shot down. One of the biggest reasons that he treaty failed to not only being synthesized the way he wanted, but also in being ratified was because the President was not…
The Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles was supposed to bring the Great War to an end and bring peace between all countries. This treaty was initially said to include all of President Wilson’s ‘Fourteen Points’ which he announced in January of 1918 but instead, only four out of the fourteen points made it. Despite the Treaty of Versailles’ purpose to be fair and effective to end all wars, that was not the case because not all countries were beneficial from this treaty.
The United States…
How Far Could the Treaty of Versailles be considered fair. (10) 27.9.14
In this essay I will be reviewing some of the terms and clauses set down in the Treaty of Versailles and whether they were too harsh or too forgiving. On the 28th June 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was finalised - after 6 months - and the "November Criminals" were forced to sign.
Firstly, I believe that the Guilt Clause (231) was fair, and that it should have been more forcefully asserted onto Germany. The Guilt Clause…