Starshine!Laura/wmXM (ID: e6286b) No.218579
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Not completely, and it goes without saying that it doesn't even begin to justify it, but it did make the conditions in Germany just right for Hitler's rise, and was (in my opinion) pretty unfair toward them.
Take it from Keynes himself.
>"I believe that the campaign for securing out of Germany the general costs of the war was one of the most serious acts of political unwisdom for which our statesmen have ever been responsible..."
>"The Treaty includes no provisions for the economic rehabilitation of Europe—nothing to make the defeated Central Empires into good neighbours, nothing to stabilize the new States of Europe, nothing to reclaim Russia; nor does it promote in any way a compact of economic solidarity amongst the Allies themselves; no arrangement was reached at Paris for restoring the disordered finances of France and Italy, or to adjust the systems of the Old World and the New. The Council of Four paid no attention to these issues, being preoccupied with others—Clemenceau to crush the economic life of his enemy, Lloyd George to do a deal and bring home something which would pass muster for a week, the President to do nothing that was not just and right. It is an extraordinary fact that the fundamental economic problems of a Europe starving and disintegrating before their eyes, was the one question in which it was impossible to arouse the interest of the Four. Reparation was their main excursion into the economic field, and they settled it as a problem of theology, of polities, of electoral chicane, from every point of view except that of the economic future of the States whose destiny they were handling."
Say what you will about his economic theory, but history seems to have proven him right on the money on this one. Germany suffered massive economic problems in the wake of the Treaty of Versailles, fueling the resentment and victim complex Hitler preyed on to pin his nation's problems on the Jews.