Originally Posted by Rausch
Looking back I think we can say it was a complete FAIL on all levels.
Oh yes, the Versailles Treaty failed completely -- that is obvious. The more interesting question is the degree to which it was actually a CAUSE of the rise of the National Socialists and Hitler. That is a much closer question and less obvious.
The worldwide Depression shares a huge portion of the blame for fertilizing the soil in which Hitler sowed, as JOhn originally noted.
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