Essay On Treaty Of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles Questions 1. How do you think the German people would have felt after their leaders signed such a treaty? Explain, state your answer and give examples to support it. Many German people may have hated the Treaty of Versailles, as they were not invited to negotiate the treaty and their Government were forced to sign the treaty, meaning they had to suffer under the harsh terms. They would have felt betrayed because most would have expected their Government to fight more for their country. Anger and bitterness formed against many terms of the treaty not just destroying their economy, but for hurting their morale and pride also. Under the treaty, Germany had to accept all blame for the war. This would have perhaps angered much of the German population…show more content…
Five million Allied troops died fighting in war, while another 13 million were wounded. Much of France suffered destruction of farmland, towns and historical monuments, and all Allied countries suffered huge monetary losses. By themselves, these countries would have struggled to recover from such devastation. Therefore, I think it was fair that they tried to weaken Germany and seek some compensation. However, the terms of this treaty were so harsh that Germany was suffocated economically, socially and politically. It was likely that Germans would disobey these terms and fight for more freedom, as war and the severe terms of this treaty devastated many lives. The terms of this treaty were not created with the intention of creating peace and preventing war, and that is why I think that the terms of the Treaty of Versailles were not justified. I understand that the treaty was created in a climate of distrust, and thus decisions that would ‘end all wars’ were not made. To the Allies, it wouldn’t have seemed unfair at the time, but perhaps they should have been more lenient with the terms for a better chance at

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