Student Answers davegibson1 Student While it may not be completely fair to say that the Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28,directly led to the worldwide conflagration of World War II, many of the sanctions imposed upon Germany certainly laid the groundwork for the rise of an ultra-nationalist leader, such as Adolf Hitler, along with the acceptance by the German people of his stated goals for Germany. Some of the more humiliating punishments placed upon Germany by the Treaty include the loss of 20, square miles of territory ceded to Poland, which included the Baltic Sea port of Danzig; the recognition of the newly formed nation of Czechoslovakia, which also took land from Germany; and returned the provinces of Alsace-Lorraine to France.
It marked the end of hostilities between the signatories, provided for the termination of the occupation, and specified the details of the settlement of war-related issues.
Chapter I formally ended the state of war and recognized Japan's sovereignty. Japan relinquished control of or claim to Korea, Formosa, the Pescadores, Sakhalin, the Kuriles, the islands it held in the Pacific, Antarctica, and the Spratly and Paracel islands and, furthermore, gave the U.
Charter but specified that Japan might enter into "collective security arrangements. Chapter V regulated property claims, including reparations and compensation, while Chapter VI referred unresolved disputes to the International Court of Justice. The final articles, Chapter VII, defined the ratification process and included an article 26 that gave any of the signatories most-favored-nation status if Japan were to negotiate a settlement with any other country that provided benefits not in the SFPT.
On April 28,a little over seven months after the signing of the treaty, Japan formally regained its sovereignty. Most historians today would not contest then prime minister Shigeru Yoshida's conclusion that the peace treaty was fair and generous to Japan.
It did not exact heavy reparations nor did it impose any post-treaty supervision over Japan. Indeed, half a century later, the U. And Japanese governments continue aggressively to defend the treaty.
Its supporters, including the U. However, a balanced examination of the treaty process and outcomes reveals the more challenging fact that there was at the time, and continues to be today intense resistance to the SFPT.
These dynamics, including the influence of the treaty fifty years after it was signed and the dilemmas associated with its history, are neatly encapsulated in a recent decision of the U.
Inusing a section of California state law that extends the statute of limitations for claims against the Nazis and their allies, a group of prisoners of war and forced laborers from World War II in Asia charged that Japanese corporations with subsidiaries in the United States were the legal successors of corporations that had used forced labor during the war and that they were thus liable for redress of the injustices.
Walker dismissed the claims of these former U. The decision states that the SFPT "exchanged full compensation of plaintiffs for a future peace. History has vindicated the wisdom of that bargain.
And while full compensation for plaintiff's hardships, in the purely economic sense, has been denied these former prisoners and countless other survivors of the war, the immeasurable bounty of life for themselves and their posterity in a free society and in a more peaceful world services the debt" United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No.
The judge's conclusions were based not only on a strictly legal interpretation of the SFPT, but also on a judicial review of select historical materials associated with the crafting of the treaty, as well as on submissions by the Department of State which, as amicus curiae in the case, argued on the side of the Japanese corporations that the SFPT permanently barred claims against them.
After sifting through the historical evidence, Judge Vaughn fortified his ruling with a number of points. During the occupation of Japan, "It soon became clear that Japan's financial condition would render any aggressive reparations plan an exercise in futility.
Meanwhile, the importance of a stable, democratic Japan as a bulwark to communism in the region increased. Douglas MacArthur, as well as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time, argued that full reparations would harm Japan's economy and create a breeding ground for communism. The judge also cited the State Department's amicus curiae brief, which held that "the Treaty of Peace with Japan has, over the past five decades, served to sustain U.
Upon learning of the verdict, a spokesman for Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the judge's decision, stating that both Japan and the U.JPRI Working Paper No.
78, June A Just Peace? The San Francisco Peace Treaty in Historical Perspective by John Price On September 4, , delegates from over fifty countries gathered at the San Francisco Opera House to discuss the making of a peace treaty with Japan.
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