How did the treaty of versailles cause the second world war?
Treaty of Versailles & WWII Watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-12-2010 22:57
- 07-12-2010 22:59
- 07-12-2010 23:01
Well, I suggest you read a book.
- 07-12-2010 23:02
Basically, Germany felt it was unfair, because it limited them to 100,000 soldiers, 6 battleships and no armoured vehicles, aircraft or submarines. But there were loads of factors contributing to WWII. The League of Nations being a total failure (well, mostly a failure). Germany joined in 1926 just after the Locarno treaties had been signed, and everything looked like it would turn out great. Then the failure regarding disarmament - no other nation aside from Germany would disarm (and they had been forced too due to the Treaty of Versailles), and so Hitler decided he would rearm Germany (secretly at first).
There are hundreds of other reasons as well. Everything just build up and then ...war
- 07-12-2010 23:05
Well, If this is your homework, I'm not going to do it for you. You obviously know how to use the internet so.....
Here are some research starting points:
- You might want to consider article 231 of the treaty (know as the 'war guilt clause') and look into the long term effects this had politically.
- The aftermath of the punitive terms of the treaty, for example the economic strain expirienced by Germany due to the war reparations.
- The embarrassment caused by the treaty and its inadvertant encouragement of nationalism.
- Political problems as a result of the treaty and lack of political/social stability.
- Also consider significant events such as the Invasion of the Ruhr!
- 07-12-2010 23:07
It wasn't the 'cause' of WW2 as such; just one of many factors that contributed to it.
- 07-12-2010 23:08
Because Germany was limited in all aspects of life by the Treaty. Their army was only allowed 100,000 soldiers, they had to pay 6.6 billion million rentenmarks in reparations to their allies (I think). They had a lot of their natural resources such as coal, agriculture taken off them and stuff. Not allowed an airforce, and limited on their destroyers and things.