Treaty Of Versailles 14 Points Essay

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Both The 14 Points that Wilson gave, and The Treaty of Versailles gave very good points about what needs to done. They both hit that “M.A.I.N” issues that were the causes of WWl. But The Treaty of Versailles gave a lot more understanding and definition that what Germany can, cannot, and need to do to make up for the war. This is why the treaty is a little better than The 14 Points.
The Treaty of Versailles really made sure that hit militarism hard. It said that “The German army shall be reduced to no more than 100,000 men and 4,000 officers. “The army shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within the territory.”. It also said that “The German government takes full and sole responsibility for the war and any damage caused
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Without them it wouldn’t of been called World War. Everyone was fighting. In The Treaty of Versailles, it clearly stated that “The trade agreements must also be applied to all allied forces.”. That way everyone they trade with are all in agreement. That way there wouldn’t be a problem or no disagreement causing an issue. Most countries wanted to practice imperialism overseas. That way they can grow their economic structure. It started to become a problem when Germany started becoming aggressive. For example they destroyed France 's coal mines during the war. So in The Treaty of Peace it said that ‘In compensation for destroying France’s coal mines during the war, Germany gives to France her coal mines in the Saar Basin area, free of charge.”. It also stated that “Germany renounces...all her rights and titles over her overseas possessions.” That is a pretty big deal for everyone.
For nationalism during WWl, Wilson stated that Poland should be independent, and that is exactly what The Treaty of Versailles says. The only thing different was that the treaty said a little more than just Poland. It also says that Czecho-Slovak State, Austria, and Belgium will also be recognized as an independent. The Treaty of Versailles gave a lot of more countries their independence from germany which is one of the reasons why I think that the treaty was better than Wilson’s 14
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