Michael L. Wicks
February 26, 2010
Writing Assignment 2
Treaty of Versailles: The Resulting Effects After World War One
Following the Grate War, the “Treaty of Versailles” was suppose to be a form of peace between the nations involved in World War One, and also point blame to the nation responsible. This war brought a variety of devastation to the European countries; from the high death toll, economies that were depleted, to the numerous cities that were left a pile of rubble. These triumphant countries were in no mood to be charitable to the defeated nations, and Germany in particular that was held responsible for the war and its consequences. This treaty which was intended for peace, and to stop another Great War, however it turned quickly to revenge and blame which forced animosity between countries and planted the roots for another World War.
Germany’s people acted very negatively towards this treaty one the public was aware of the stipulations. This was looked at as being forced on them. Germany did not like the stipulations resulting from this but the countries representatives knew their country was in no shape to start another war. Germany had a choice to make sign the treaty, or be invaded by the Allies. Due to their lack of choice they decided to sign, instead of the large possibility of losing their country all together.
The Treaty seemed to satisfy the "Big Three". It was looked at as just peace, which kept Germany weak, but strong enough to prevent the spread of communism. This was believed to maintain the French borders safety from another German attack; and created the organization known as the League of Nations. This organization of countries was designed to end warfare throughout the world. Still, a mood of anger was left throughout Germany, as the people felt they had been unfairly treated. The German people hated the fact they were blamed for the cause of the war, and the resultant financial penalties...