It is known that forcing Germany to pay reparations after World War I was an underlying cause of the Second World War. It wreaked havoc with the economy and pushed sentiments of having been unfairly treated, and that sentiment contributed to the rise of national socialism. But is that really all there is to it? Some historians think most of Germany's economic problems after WWI were caused by how much they put into the war effort. In your opinion were the reparations really that pivotal to the rise of Nazism or could we say it was an argument which was easy to appeal to by populists willing to exploit the anger of people? Ultimately, without those reparations perceived as unjust by Germans, what would have changed?