The treaty of Versailles played a major role in causing the rise of fascism in Germany and creating conflicts which later led to World War II because of the way in which it was implemented and reinforced by Germany, creating a weak Germany fragile to conflicts. After the end of World War I, many countries remained unsatisfied with the results of the treaty of Versailles, especially Germany. Germany had lost the war and so the treaty took several measures in relation to what should be done to the country. Germany was extremely resentful towards the treaty and so it tried to ignore it.
This denial of what was happening to the country created a weak Germany open to fascism and to the start of another war. The steps that led to the conflict in Europe in 1914 involved historical conflicts and issues, the formation of alliances, colonial rivalries, an arms race, Balkan instability, and the July crisis. As tensions rose between the two sides formed previous to the war, the point was reached when any minor action from one side against the other would spark the beginning of a physical war. This was the case of the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, which brought the Triple Alliance and Triple Entente to the brink of war. World War I resulted in territorial reduction as a conclusion of the Treaty of Versailles and in economic destruction within Europe. The Allied victory over Germany led to a meeting at Versailles between Wilson of the USA, Clemenceau of France, and Lloyd George of Great Britain.
The "war guilt clause" of the treaty deemed Germany the aggressor in the war and consequently made Germany responsible for making reparations to the Allied nations in payment for the losses and damage they had caused the war. It was impossible to compute the exact sum to be paid as reparations for the damage, but a figure of lb 6, 600 million was concluded. The Germans were angry with this as it ...
Among the topics discussed at this meeting was that of what would happen to the territories of Europe, especially Germany, and who would gain or lose what. The war itself, however, also left Europe in great economic destruction.