Failure to Enforce the Treaty of Versailles/Appeasement. Nicole J, Emily W, Paige P, Aparna G. Thesis. Regardless of whether the terms were too harsh or too lenient on Germany, the Treaty of Versailles was a major cause of World War II because of the Allies' lack of enforcement. .
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Nicole J, Emily W, Paige P, Aparna G
Regardless of whether the terms were too harsh or too lenient on Germany, the Treaty of Versailles was a major cause of World War II because of the Allies' lack of enforcement.
"In the case of the Treaty of Versailles, lack of enforcement turns out to have been a more serious defect than any clause in the text" -Hans A. Schmitt
"What stopped the Treaty of Versailles from ever approaching success, however, was not the terms of the treaty... But rather the reluctance to enforce the terms by the Allies" -James Atkinson
Claim: Allies did not have the military resources or popular want to enforce the Treaty of Versailles and prevent German violations.
Response: Enough support against Germany, rally to prevent another World War
Claim: Reparations too harsh to enforce
Response: Germany had enough to rearm and prepare for war, had Allies enforced reparations, Germany would have not had the resources for WWII