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World War Two was a terrible and destructive war Although many dynamics led to the advent of World War Two the catalyst of the Second World War was actually the aftermath of the First World War The First World Wars aftermath set the stage for the rise of Hitler On Nov 11 1918 an armistice was signed by the German commanders in the railcar of the French commander Ferdinand Foch ending the actual combat of World War One The debacle of the First World War which killed between 10 to 13 million people demanded retribution The Allies needed to draw up a treaty which formally ended hostilities between the Allies and the Central Powers This treaty which was called the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28 1919 and came into effect January 10 1920The treaty while providing a formal peace between the Central Powers and most of the Allies China and America was not well liked by the Germans They were made to agree to it under the treat of invasion by the Allies They called it a Diktat or slave-treaty The treaty was very harsh towards the Germans The treaty affected borders hurt Germany and created international institutions The Treaty of Versailles changed many borders and created new countries Out of parts of the former German Austro-Hungarian and Russian empires Poland was formed Out of the former Austro-Hungarian empire a multitude of smaller nations were formed Germanys size was decreased while the sizes of France and Italy were increased The Poles were given a corridor to the sea cutting the remainder of East Prussia off from the main part of the German state Danzig a city in the Corridor was not put under German or Polish control but under a Leagues of Nations administered republic nominally independent of Poland and Germany These new borders in the end contributed to the genesis of the Second World War The Treaty of Versailles was
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