Essay on The Compromise Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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The Unhappy Compromise

World War I was officially brought to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The Treaty of Versailles was negotiated among the Allied powers of Britain, France, and America with little to no participation from Germany. The intent of the treaty was two fold, first to prevent another world war, and second to punish Germany for starting the war to begin with. This vindictive approach would spill over into every part of the treaty and would ultimately lead to its failure. The Treaty of Versailles was unsuccessful, because the German people saw it as a betrayal, Germany was isolated politically form the rest of the world, Germany was forced to give up vast amounts of land, Germany’s proud armed forces were reduced to very low level with guarantees of total disarmament, lastly the treaty demanded reparations from Germany for the cost of the war, along with other financial obligations.
When the Treaty of Versailles was signed the German people had lost the war and also saw major political changes take place within their government. Germany was once ruled under the imperialistic form of government, but now the Weimar Republic took its place. This Weimar Republic accepted the Treat of Versailles, much to the German people dismay. The Treaty of Versailles was seen as a betrayal of the German people by their new elected government. Right-wing parties within Germany assassinated several politicians whom they considered…

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