Advantages And Disadvantages Of Treaty Of Versailles

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World War one started in 1914 and ended in 1918, this war also known as the ‘war to end all wars’ was made up of Germany and her Allies; Austria - Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria who lost the war with the British Commonwealth, France, Belgium, Russia and Serbia, who with Japan formed the Allies and who were later joined by Italy, the USA and other countries. Millions of people were killed during the war, empires were broken up, and countries were bankrupt. The War left whole nations suffering economically and socially. Leasers on both sides pledged that a disruption this catastrophic must never repeat thus why The Treaty of Versailles was put in place to maintain peace among a lll nations.

After the devastation of World War I, the victorious
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This famous treaty was based on Wilson’s Fourteen Points Program for world peace, it dealt with Germany and the rest of the ‘losers’ of the War. The Peace Treaty dealt with three main arrangements; territorial, war guilt and military.

After the signing of the treaty on the 28th of June 1919. The Germans were outraged and considered that the treaty was too harsh, inhumane and extremely unfair. Firstly, they had not been allowed to take part in the conference, they had been told to simply sign. The Germans were simply shocked at the severity of the treaty which the Allies expected them to sign and therefor abide by.

The Allies threatened to invade Germany if they did not agree to sign so it was basically forced upon them, leaving them no choice but to sign. This threat left Germany feeling extremely humiliated. The main reason as to why there was this ‘ill’ feeling between Germany and the Allies was the terms of the treaty
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Germany was victim of losing a lot of her territory, most importantly forced to give up Alsace and Lorraine over to France along with seven million of her people to other neighbouring nations. Wilson’s very last point was to set up some sort of Parliament where nations could meeting up and settle conflicts rather than going to war; « A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike
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