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What were the negative effects of the Treaty of Versailles?
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The biggest negative effect of the Treaty of Versailles was on Germany. The treaty helped lead to German problems in at least two ways. Economically, it saddled Germany with a huge debt in the form of war reparations. This forced Germany to borrow money from the United States in order to pay. The debt was to cripple the German economy when the Great Depression hit.
The treaty also hurt Germany psychologically. Its terms, such as the war guilt clause and the terms that robbed Germany of territory and the right to have a true military, angered Germans. Their anger, when combined with the economic impact of the reparations, was to help allow Hitler to come to power in 1933.
Posted by pohnpei397 on February 14, 2012 at 1:06 AM (Answer #1)
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