Some of the people blamed Kaiser and others looked to the new government. While public opinions of both nations were strongly in favor of seeing Germany pay to the fullest extent, only France saw Germany as a potential threat to the future security of European stability. An obvious reason for not being effective could be because not everyone was included in the conference such as Russia, and Central Powers. For Western Europe the Treaty signaled the beginning of political isolation for Germany. This led to a chain reaction in which countries from all over Europe declared war on each, and resulted in the creation of two alliances. This was because they were running out of raw materials, food, men and amunition so there was a great chanceof losing the war.
This idea was actually working and the German industry was picking up, sending exports worldwide which pulled in a steady income, until overnight these loans became due and these exports ceased, and the German industry came to a halt once again. Also, the German people lost pride in their country because they were embarrassed about the outcome of the war. The coup was somewhat successful as he for a short time ran in St. Germany had to pay reprations to France and Britain. The Treaty of Versailles punished Germany by taking away territories and overseas colonies, reducing the size of the nation's army and forcing Germany to pay reparations. He used the downfall of the economy to promote his idea of Germany, which gave them hope. They reduced its armed forces.
Following the drafting of the treaty, on 7 May the German and Allied delegations met and the Treaty of Versailles was handed off to be translated and for a response to be issued. One aspect to deal with was German disarmament. The Treaty of Versailles contributed greatly to the alienation many Germans felt about their civilian, democratic government. However, there is debate over which, if any, was the most important factor. When Lenin and his Bolshevik Party staged a second coup, the workers and soviets were willing to join him and kick out the provisional government. So while the British felt that the Treaty of Versailles was too harsh on Germany, France felt as though it were not harsh enough.
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany. . According to clause 231 i. Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles, which laid the blame for World War I solely on the shoulders of Germany, remains to this day a subject of intense emotional debate among Germans: The Allied and Associated Governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies. The Treaty of Versailles, 1919: A Primary Source Examination of the Treaty That Ended World War I. Courtesy of The Wiener Library. The Treaty of Versailles had both an economic and nationalistic effect on Germany.
Atkinson Europe Between the Wars Dr. The objective of both the politicians and historians was to prove that Germany was not solely guilty for causing the war; if that guilt could be disproved the legal requirement to pay reparations would disappear. An estimated twenty million people died. The Treaty of Versailles, signed by all major Western European powers in 1919, determined the aftermath of World War I Europe. Quite literally, reparations would be used to pay for the damage to be repaired. The lost these territories caused for the loss of the richest in mineral areas.
The German government simply did not have the money to cover the losses in the Ruhr region, so it decided to print more. Henig, Versailles and After: 1919 — 1933 London: Routledge, 1995 , p. Rather, the clause was a prerequisite to allow a legal basis to be laid out for the reparation payments that were to be made. Now as far as The Treaty of … Versailles well think of the Great Depression in The United States in the 1930's well it was 10 fold in Germany if that helps. The loss of jobs drove the people into poverty, because there was no steady income available to them.
France feared that not levying harsh enough penalties upon Germany would only make her stronger and she would eventually rise up against France in revenge. France and Britain made them pay reparations so that they couldweaken them enough so that they wouldn't be a threat to Europe. On October 29, 1929, the Wall Street stock market collapsed, sending disastrous financial effects worldwide, particularly hard hitting Germany, who by this time was borrowing money from America in order to try and rebuild its industry and pay reparations. The Germans now had a figure to pay the Allies that their crippled economy surely could not provide for. The diplomats of this treaty only intended to end all wars and redraw Europe, but this treaty marked the beginning of a disaster for Germany.
Germany lost one eighth of itslands, all of its colonies and all of its overseas investments. They knew that the Allies would not negotiate with a government that was autocratic, … like theirs. This weakened the Germans so much that they could not even put down internal riots — when they sent in the army to deal with a rebellion in April 1920, the French invaded to make the German army leave. Soon after World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was written. During the post World War 1 period there is little doubt that Germany was in political upheaval. The German army was limited to 100,000 soldiers, and the navy was limited to 15,000 sailors. The Impact of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany The Treaty of Versailles was received very badly within Germany.