Explain two effect on germany of the treaty of versailles One effect of the treaty of Versailles was the invasion of the Ruhr.
Following the armistice, the immense reparations due along with Germany’s damaged economy meant that Germany was unable to keep up with reparations payments. Thus, in 1923 the French and Belgian forces invaded the Ruhr as Germany was so financially crippled by the treaty of Versailles that it was unable to keep up with its payments.
A second effect on Germany of the treaty of Versailles was the rise of Hitler in germany. As a result of the distrust towards the government, with terms such as ‘the november criminals’ and ‘the stab in the back’ Hitler and the nazi party were able to capitalise on the hatred towards the government, especially under the financial strain following the economic crash of 1929. Therefore, owing to the treaty of versailles the nazi party were able to increase their seats from 12 in 1929, to 130 seats in 1931. The treaty of Versailles allowed the rise of hitler owing to the distrust that the German people had towards the Weimar government.