The Treaty Of Versailles: Was Germany Responsible For World War One?

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The Treaty of Versailles, a document of all the demands Germany had to fulfil due to them being ‘responsible’ for World War 1. The Treaty was said to be dictated by three countries, France, England and the United States. Many countries believed that the demands were to extreme and not well thought out, even the English Prime minister and the president of the United States had worries about the impact it would have on Germany. Even though these three countries stood together to create a punishment for Germany in the end, the French PM Georges Clemenceau got his way the most. Which didn’t bring the German people much joy as his way of dealing with the aftermath of WW1 was revenge paid in all what Germany had to offer. Clearly disregarding how Germany would manage as well as the impact it would have on the future generations of Germans. The unreasonableness of the Treaty is what caused the Germans to suffer, causing them to want change, which resulted in anger and…show more content…
His plan focused on giving the countries in Europe what they wanted as well as being fair. His 7th, 8th and 9th point all focus on giving back countries their land that was taken in the war, he also states that Poland should be its own ‘state’ and that Russia should have the right to run whatever government it wants. All these points would’ve worked very well for war torn Europe as it gives every country something meaning there wouldn’t be anger or a feeling unfairness. However Georges Clemenceau and Lloyd George didn’t use any of his points except for the idea of the League of Nations. In many photos regarding the Treaty of Versailles the three men stood together in a sense of equal power and like a team, but it shows that that wasn’t the case at all. Woodrow Wilson’s plan was completely ignored as the French PM sought out for
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