Introduction to International Relations_Towns_Date__032210

Introduction to International Relations_Towns_Date__032210...

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WWII in Europe After WWI, “German Problem” remained Treaty of Versailles (1919), “A victor’s peace” o “To each nation a state”/national self-determination Germans excluded Germany wanted ethnic Germans to be part of Germany, but actually lost land Many small nation-states created o War Guilt Cause Put responsibility on Germany Controversial, because it’s not completely clear that Germany was the culprit, only that they lost The French were very angry with Germany due to destruction of French property Germany had financial responsibility for reparations o Versailles is, simultaneously, not harsh enough Occupation of the Rhineland, which had been demilitarized Treaty authorized the Allies to re-occupy the Rhineland at will Germany becomes a giant among many new, smaller states o Germans can make 2 nd bid for European Domination Dissatisfaction in Germany o Nazi Party platform of 1920 First article demands German self-determination (expansion of national
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course POSC 240 taught by Professor Denemark during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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