Full-page newspaper advertisement placed by the firm Asbach & Co., brandy distillery, Rüdesheim/Rhine. Clause 275 of the Treaty of Versailles prohibited the German brandy distilleries using the name "cognac" for the sale of German brandy.
The international obligations specified in the Treaty of Versailles (1919) and in later agreements prevented the military rearmament of Germany and made a policy of conquest impossible. The majority of Germans across the whole political spectrum felt the Treaty of Versailles to be overly harsh and unjust, and demanded that it be scrapped. Hitler used this mood to win over the Germans to his own foreign policies, whose aims went in reality much further.