Treaty of Versailles: Did it Cause World War II?

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Treaty of Versailles: Did it Cause World War II?
This paper discusses a topic that occasionally comes up in scholarly circles: did the Versailles Treaty cause World War II? And was the United States correct in failing to ratify it. After reviewing some of the available literature, one must conclude that the Versailles Treaty really did set in motion the cataclysm that was World War II because of its tough stance towards Germany. Just as significantly, America erred in not ratifying the treaty because it eliminated – or at least greatly reduced – any American leverage that might have been available to moderate the anti-German sentiments within Europe. At the same time, the American rejection of the treaty was erroneous because Woodrow...
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.....l, there were many missteps after 1918.
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