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Treaty of Versailles and Germans

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Treaty of Versailles and Germans

In the following essay, I will look at the terms of the Treaty of

Versailles that was signed on June 28th1918, by Count Brockdorff

(German Delegate) and why the people of Germany resented the treaty,

which was made at the Paris Peace Conference, at the Palace of

Versailles. Germany was not invited to the conference because the war

was fresh in the minds of the' Big 3'' - Lloyd George (G.B.Involved in

war throughout Wilson. - Most Powerful country) and Clemenceau (Most

of the war fought in France. He was France P.M.)Britain and the U.S.A.

were worried about the consequences of punishing Germany's too

harshly. Germany's treatment at Versailles led to the rise of Hitler

as Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and the outbreak of W.W.2 because he

promised to break the terms of the treaty.

One of the main reasons why Germany resented the Treaty was because it

said that Germany was responsible for causing the war, in Clause 231,

the ''War Guilt'' Clause. The Poletisons knew that they would get

support from other countries if they enforced hard policies on

Germany, and they used the Breast-Litovsk (a Treaty Germany had with

Russia) as further evidence to punish Germany. Germany believed that

did not feel that they had started the war; instead they believed that

it was the responsibility of all of the Major European Powers or that

they had lost the war - they simply hadn't won

Germany also believed that the Treaty was a ''D.I.C.K.T.A.T.', or a

Dictated piece, on which they had to agree to or war would

re-commence. Germany was in no position for the war to continue

because it had a very bad economy and the German people were starving

and it was felt that Britain and France wanted to gain as much as

possible from the Treaty. Germany believed that it should have been

invited to the conference because it agreed to the seizefire Few of

Wilson's 14 points, which were in the Treaty of Versailles. Germany

was also treated as a defended state.