would that be nice ... to do unto one country (Germany) the same thing they attempted to do (totally defeat another country to the point of assimilation)....<quoted text>The fact that Germany was not totally defeated in WW1 was the reason for WW2. Just like the US failure to really take out Iraq in the first gulf war was the reason for the second war. When you defeat an enemy it must be a total defeat
Actually, the fact that many penalties and sanctions had been imposed on Germany was the reason why Hitler got into power .. he used those penalties as his way to build up resentment ... here is the WIkipedia summary
" Irredentism and revanchism were strong in Germany because of the significant territorial, colonial, and financial losses incurred by the Treaty of Versailles. Under the treaty, Germany lost around 13 percent of its home territory and all of its overseas colonies, while German annexation of other states was prohibited, reparations were imposed, and limits were placed on the size and capability of the country's armed forces"