While both peace treaties intended on maintaining a lasting peace, The Treaty of Versailles would quickly fail and contribute to conflicts leading up to World War 2 and on the contrary, the successful Congress of Vienna would stabilize Europe for nearly a century until the Great War. The Treaty of Versailles sparks a savage, war spirit to be born within Hitler’s Germany, thus preventing any long lasting peace to avoid battle. The Congress of Vienna however utilizes Metternich’s principles to sustain conservative order. Ultimately, the fundamental objective of each peace treaty was to maintain some sort of lasting peace, to prevent war. Metternich, desiring to contain France, successfully unites Europe through the conservative Congress of Vienna.
German Appeal to Americans The question of who was the primary culprit of the First World War is still in debate today. At the end of the war, treaty of Versailles was signed and concluded that Germany has sole responsibility for causing the war along with many harsh punishments for Germany. The cause of this harsh treaty can be traced back to the very beginning of the war. The early invasion of Belgium has not only cost German its humane and peaceful reputation but also caused a defeat of the propaganda war. In order to minimize the damage of Germany’s reputation after the invasion, Germany wrote an appeal to the neutral United States explaining the reason of its entrance to the war.
Explain why you chose this country. I chose Germany because it was surrounded by the Triple Entente (France, Russia, and Great Britain) meaning, if one goes on war with Germany, so does the others. Therefore, Germany needed a stronger navy to face the other countries. c. Based on the state of the arms race in 1914, if you were a German citizen, how would you feel? Explain why.
In the summer of 1914 war swept across Europe which turned into a prolonged global struggle. In World War I there were the Allies, which were composed of Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, and the US. The Allies were against the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. The Europeans quickly rushed into war but United States at first did not want any part in the war. At the time the President of US was Woodrow Wilson who wanted to stay Neutral.
The War of 1812 is also considered an unnatural war because the Treaty of Ghent ended the war but resolved none of the issues that started it. The Embargo and the Non-Intercourse Act, which had the purpose of establishing self-sufficiency for the U.S. and improving its economy, further weakened America and deepened the conflict with Britain. The British reasons to wage war against America were that it had chosen France as a trading partner. Failing in peaceful efforts and facing an economic depression, some Americans began to argue for a declaration of war to redeem the national honor. The Congress that was elected in 1810 and met in November 1811 included a group known as the War Hawks who demanded war against Great Britain.
Later in WWII, Russia and Germany agreed on a non aggression act. While Britain and France were fighting for their existence, Russia was trying to have peace with Germany and eventually form part of the Axis powers. The only reason Russia stopped insertion into the Axis powers was because Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. The Allies and the Soviet Union now shared an enemy and were interesting in becoming
Explain why. I would feel unstable living in Germany.Germany was not on good terms with the countries surrounding them. But Germanys navy grew in size tremendously.So I would be supporting my country fully. d. Based on the state of the arms race in 1914, if you were a British citizen, how would you feel? Explain why.
Also Austria-Hungary’s king and family visited Sarajevo- Bosnia was assassinated by conspirator Gavrilo Princip Austria striked back in revenge. But the most important came from countries distrust for one another because it led the Great powers of Europe-Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Britain, France, and Russia signed treaties pledging to defend one another. These alliances were intended to promote peace by promoting powerful combinations that no one would dare to attack. But 2 huge alliances emerged in the end. France longed to avenge its defeat in Franco-Prussian War, Bismarck signed treaties with other powered thinking they wouldn’t attack Germany alone.
Germany had to either get involved in the war and be on the front foot against France and Russia, or they could wait until they were attacked and be unprepared. They showed this fear in the German Imperial War Council of 1912. As well as this, they had pledged to defend Austro Hungary, and had a burden of responsibility after their show of support in November 1912. The Austro Hungarian Empire also had reasons for war, they had a large empire and wanted to protect their land from the rebelling Serbs. There was also the widely accepted claim that the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was the event that tipped the scales of war.
Britain needed destroyers in order to fight the battles of the Atlantic. Although this was a simple trade, it marked that America was in direct contact with Britain for their needs to win the war, which makes them a non-neutral country. Ultimately, it was a smart move by the English because if Britain was captured, Germany and the Axis powers would have to fight Americans in ex-British colonies around the world. Moreover, in 1941, Britain found itself out of supplies and out of money. Roosevelt at that time declared that the “Defence of Great Britain is the defence of the