Term 232-Treaty of Versailles...Reparations?
Reparations was money claimed from Germany to pay for all the damage caused to the Allies during WW1. There were 2 main reasons for including reparations in the Treaty of Versailles: It was normal practice for the defeated side to pay a war indemnity to the victors in any peace treaty after a war; France had to pay 5 billion francs under the Treaty of Frankfurt following defeat in the Franco-Prussian War 1870-71.Under the 1918 Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, the Bolshevik government in Russia was supposed to pay 6 billion marks to Germany. Reparations in terms of a financial indemnity for a defeated country was nothing new in European warfare. The second, and main reason for imposing reparations on Germany after WW1 was to cripple the German economy long term, so as to prevent them becoming the dominant European economic power and becoming strong enough to start another war in the future.
The Treaty of Versailles?
All of the following reasons convinced the United States government to declare war against Germany EXCEPT? A. Zimmermann telegram B. unrestricted warfare on the seas of Germany C. U.S. involvement in international trade during the war D. President Wilson was a warmonger The Treaty of Versailles failed in all of the following ways EXCEPT? A. It failed to bring about French dominance over Europe. B. It failed to provide true self-determination for former colonies. C. It forced Germany into economic and political depression. D. It failed to disarm all threatening countries. All of the following proved to be major mistakes of the Axis powers that would eventually lead to an Allied victory EXCEPT? A. The Japanese attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. B. Operation Barbarossa was poorly planned and executed by the Germans. C. The Germans failed to invade the British Isles. D. The Japanese failed to take out Midway Island. Could someone help me? Thanks,
Why was the Treaty of Versailles bad for Germany?
Let’s see here.Put heavy restrictions on their military and navyMade them pay an absolute truckload of money. To give you some idea of what I mean, Germany finished paying WW1 reparations in October 2010.Took a whole buttload of territory from them. Alsace-Lorraine, Memel, Poznan, Schleswig, the Saar, and all of the colonies.Made the Rhineland a DMZ. A DMZ in their home country.It’s not hard to see why Germany wasn’t happy with the Treaty.But you know what the amazing thing was?Despite having a gazillion restrictions on them which would have made it impossible for any other country to ever go to war, Germany still came within a whisker of crushing Europe and The World.
What are the causes of treaty of Versailles?
WW1 was the cause. The Treaty of Versailles was the peace settlement signed between Germany and the Allies after WW1signed on June 28, 1919 in the Palace of Versailles in Paris , was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied Powers that officially ended WW1.following are some facts related ton this treatyOn January 18, 1919 - the Paris Peace Conference opened, beginning the five months of debates and discussions that surrounded the drawing up of the Versailles Treaty.2. Although many diplomats from the Allied Powers participated, but the Prime Minister David lloyd george of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Georges clemenceau of France, and president woodrow wilson of the United States were the most influential and surprisingly Germany was not invited.3. On May 7, 1919- the Versailles Treaty was handed over to Germany, who was told they had only three weeks in which to accept the Treaty. actually the Versailles Treaty was meant to punish Germany and Germany of course found much fault with the Versailles Treaty.4. Germany did send back a list of complaints about the Treaty; however, the Allied Powers ignored most of them.5.The most controversial aspect of the Versailles Treaty was that Germany was to take full responsibility for the damage caused during World War I6. Other controversial sections included the major land concessions forced upon Germany (including the loss of all her colonies), the limitation of the German army to 100,000 men, and the extremely large sum in reparations Germany was to pay to the Allied Powers.7. Germany realized they had to sign it for they had no military power left to resist.8. On June 28, 1919, Germany's representatives Muller and Johannes Bell signed the Versailles Treaty in the Palace of Versailles near Paris, France.
Why did Germany react negatively to the Treaty of Versailles?
That’s an extremely easy question to answer, though there is in near infinite reasons, but here are some of the most important. Firstly? The Germans took on some disastrously huge reparations that would devastate the German economy. Secondly? Many Germanic people were separated from the nations of Germany and Austria Hungary to ensure the new nations that were created, like Czechoslovakia, were economically viable, meaning Germans were being split up from their ‘state’ and that was seen as the worst crime. Thirdly? Many Germans did not even realize the war was being lost, media was intensely controlled in Germany during World War 1, just like it was in every fighting country, and even horrific defeats for their armies were displayed as victories to the German people - the loss of the war was sudden, surprising and in many peoples minds not explainable bar being ‘stabbed in the back’ by cowardly politicians. Lastly and arguably most importantly? World War One was an Imperialist war which the Germans did not instigate, or even necessarily want to fight. They were only dragged into the war due to their people being honorable enough to keep their Alliance with Austria-Hungary, just like Britain was only dragged in due to being honorable enough to keep our Alliance within the Entente and Belgium… Yet Germans, in the Treaty of Versailles, were forced to accept ‘War-Guilt’, essentially meaning the blame for the entire war, and its effects upon the entire world, even countries where they never attacked, was blamed on them - despite it being an Imperialistic War that had been brewing for decades and was not even instigated by them. This meant they were forced to bear the economic effect of rebuilding other nations, take responsibility for the damage inflicted upon Germany itself, and live with the fact they were guilty for starting a war they didn't even start, which was understandably unacceptable to the Germans. To be honest the Treaty of Versailles was a disaster. The Entente powers should have either been far more lenient on Germany, or far more severe. The road they took meant that Germans would despise the rest of the World, yet was not weakened enough to the point it could not rebuild and act upon that feeling to cause the horrors of World War Two.