Pros And Cons Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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•World War I had brought about unprecedented human suffering in European history. Whole societies of nearly every nation in the continent were either directly or indirectly affected by the war. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919. Finally, on 11 November 1918, after four years of war, an armistice based on United States’ President Woodrow Wilson’s “Fourteen Points” was agreed to by Germany. The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for world peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson. Europeans generally welcomed Wilson 's points but his main Allied colleagues were skeptical of Wilson 's idealism. Germany, who felt betrayed, denounced the treaty as “morally invalid.” •Did The benefits of punishing germany after the war outweigh the drawbacks? •Punishing Germany was a not a good idea and does not outweigh the drawbacks. after the end of the war, the central powers suffered much more casualities. Of the 60 million European soldiers who were mobilized from 1914 – 1918, 8 million were killed, 7 million were permanently disabled, and 15 million were seriously injured. Germany lost 15.1% of its active

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