The Rise and Fall of The Treaty Of Versailles
May 4th 2017
World War I was one of the most influential events in world history which had brought death and destruction. After the defeat of Germany and the Central Powers had to face the consequences the Treaty of Versailles placed on them. The Treaty was supposed to bring peace, and negotiate terms for each nation, while excluding Germany in the process, which ask the question: Was the Treaty of Versailles a success or a failure? With a series of sources to explain the treaty's accomplishments and mistakes, to finally answer the question of this controversial Treaty of peace.
The Treaty of Versailles was meant to restore the peace after everything that caused World War I. World War I was the first war involving all of Europe’s great powers.[footnoteRef:0] Its aftermath wiped out a whole generation of young men and it all started with Austria (with its need of revenge for the assassination of Archeduke Frank Ferdinand) this declaration of war rapidly drew in other countries. World War I began on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Germany, Turkey, and Bulgaria became known as the Allied Powers eventually joined by the United States. This war is so intended that new technologies were used in the war’s eastern and western fronts. Germany used machine guns and poison gas that wasn't used before, while on sea the battles included submarines which would shoot down a United States merchant ship in later events. Due to the sinking of the boat the United States entered to war, Germany's allies faded, Bulgaria signed an armistice soon followed Turkey, and Austria-Hungary. On November 11 Germany finally signed an armistice because of the defeats devastating German forces. The Allied Forces used this to their advantaged and World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. In this treaty France and Russia held no mercy towards Germany than any other nations, due to the 40 million casualties and one million of civilians were lost, the Treaty was signed on June 28, 1919, but ironically conflicts would start to brew. [0: Gregory Wolf- Wolf, Gregory. "Treaty of Versailles: Key Question." In World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2001. Accessed April 18, 2017. https://worldhistory-abc-clio-xaaa.orc.scoolaid.net/Topics/Display/1348990?cid=9.]
By the end of World War 1, the half year negotiation process for the future of Europe was made, a new policy called the Treaty of Versailles. The Treaty was supposed to bring peace, and negotiated terms for each nation. Although Germany was excluded in the...