While German resentment of the harsh Treaty of Versailles
, and other large, impersonal forces helped bring on World War II, Adolf Hitler still was the most important single cause.
This study of the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Versailles
takes as its title the grand salon at Versailles in which the full conference met.
The White House also badly mishandled the Senate's vote on the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, which marked the first congressional rejection of a significant international agreement since the Treaty of Versailles
established the League of Nations 80 years ago.
It embraced membership of the British delegation that constructed the Treaty of Versailles
after the First World War through to being an infamous leader writer for The Times during the Second World War and onwards to the writing of his 14-volume History of Soviet Russia (1950-1978).
His novel Volk ohne Raum (1926; "Nation Without Room"), in which he contrasts the wide-open spaces of South Africa with Germany's cramped position in Europe, deals with the German settlers in South West Africa (now Namibia), their involvement in the South African War, and their determination to retain their land despite the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles
The European allies expected to pay their debts with the reparations assessed against Germany by the Treaty of Versailles
War was threatened by the demand of Adolf Hitler for the incorporation into Germany of a group of German - speakers living in the Sudetenland, a region that had been given to Czechoslovakia as part of its national territory by the Treaty of Versailles
at the close of World War I.
It was founded in 1919 and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles
, which established the League of Nations.
Allied leaders of Britain, France, Italy and the US met in Paris for six months of talks to officially end First World War with the Treaty of Versailles
We should bear in mind that Germany only ever paid a tiny fraction of what it should have paid under the Treaty of Versailles
, and to prevent full payment, launched a programme of militarisation and aggression, leading to the eventual outbreak of World War Two.
In 1935, Adolf Hitler decided to break the military terms set by the Treaty of Versailles
by ordering the rearming of Germany.
He describes how Germany was not permitted to build or operate submarines after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
in 1919, but secretly built U-boats in Dutch yards.