To be able to protect the United States from getting involved in wars, they refused to join the League of Nations. The League of Nations was established by the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed at the end of the First World War. To become binding on the United States, it had to be approved the United States Senate. Article X of the League of Nations required the United States to respect the territorial integrity of member states. Although there was no requirement compelling an American declaration of war, the United States might be bound to impose an economic embargo or to sever diplomatic relations. Senators led by Henry Cabot Lodge proposed "reservations," to the treaty, that would make clear that the United States was not obligated to get involved in any war unless the war was approved by the Congress of the United States. Other reservations were proposed that would preserve the sovereignty of the United States. Wilson embarked on a public tour of the United States, taking the matter "to the people," in an effort to have the people persuade their Senators to approve the treaty. It did not work. In addition, in Colorado, Wilson suffered a massive stroke, had to be returned to Washington, and was an invalid for the rest of his presidency. Under the Constitution, the treaty had to be approved by a two-thirds vote. There were three voting groups: (1) those who favored the treaty without change, (2) those who favored the treaty with the Lodge reservations, and (3) those
Votes endorsing the treaty in the Foreign Committee of the Reichstag had been unanimous — a first for the Weimar Republic.
Both Germany and the Soviet Union were left vulnerable in the period following the end of World War I. Germany had lost the war, leaving it diplomatically isolated, and the Treaty of Versailles after the war led to the loss of German territories, German disarmament, and the cession of German territories.…
World War II
World War II was one of the most tragic, sick wars that occurred in the world. From 1939 to 1945 the world took part in all kinds of violence. World War II was caused by three main reasons. These events were incredibly historical and if even one of these events did not occur the outcome could have been tremendously different. The Second World War was an unnecessary war, the reasons why it occurred are not good enough reasons at all.…
Causes of World War II
After 4 years of war, World War I left its toll on on the European so much so that the economic depression and
unresolved land disputes following the war triggered World War II. In September 1939, Hitler invaded Poland to demand
Germany's Lebensraum, the essential living space Germany felt entitled to after the damage done to Germany by the demands of
the Treaty of Versailles.…
This debt was from World War I and all the repercussions the Treaty of Versailles inflicted on Germany. At the time, Germany was the only country blamed for the war, which is why they had such a large bill to pay for all the damages the war caused throughout Europe. But with this debt, Germany slumped into a period of political unrest. Resulting in harsh dictators to come in and take control, which ultimately would lead to, without a doubt, World War II.…
Eventually, the terms of the Treaty of Versailles would so anger the Germans that it would become an underlying cause of World War II.
The Big Three (England, France, and the United States) proposed the major parts of the Treaty Of Versailles. Each country had its own agenda of what it wanted to accomplish. Woodrow Wilson, the president of the United States, wanted his Fourteen Points to guide the Treaty.…
AP U.S History
Q: What were the social, economic, and political implications of World War II?
On June 28th, 1919, the Allies and Germany signed the treaty of Versailles, ending World War I. This treaty left Germany in a destitute economic state, for the terms of this treaty forced them to pay reparations to the countries whose infrastructure they had destroyed.…
On a more serious note than the Roaring Twenties, the Treaty of Versailles ended World War I and entailed severe repercussions. The controversial peace terms divided countries (Balkans) and forced Germany to burden the guilt. Ultimately, the treaty was one of many reasons for why World War II started. Although the treaty indirectly caused World War…
World War II
War is one of the most tragic things in our world today. In the 20th century there were two huge wars in World War I and World War II, which I will be discussing. I believe that the world is a tinderbox and it takes the right people or actions to set it off and cause a World War.
I believe that there are many reasons as to why WWII began but I think two very important reasons were the treaty of Versailles and Adolf Hitler himself.…
U-Boat: A German submarine used in World War I or World War II.
7. Pancho Villa: Mexican revolutionary leader (1877-1923)
8. Franz Ferdinand: Archduke of Austria and heir apparent to Francis Joseph I; his assassination at Sarajevo triggered the outbreak of World War I.
9. Allies Powers: The 26 nations that fought against the Axisin World War II
10. Central Powers: World War I the alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary and other nations allied with them in opposing the Allies.
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World War II, The Road to War Test - Study Guide
Tojo Hideki Hideki Tōjō (Kyūjitai: 東條 英機; Shinjitai: 東条 英機; [pic]Tōjō Hideki (help·info)) (30 December 1884 – 23 December 1948) was a general of the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA), the leader of the Taisei Yokusankai, and the 40th Prime Minister of Japan during most of World War II, from 17 October 1941 to 22 July 1944.…