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Which part of the Treaty of Versailles caused more anger in Germany?

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Which part of the Treaty of Versailles caused more anger in Germany? Germany was anger by the treaty of Versailles as they though it had been unfairly applied. For example: disarmament: none of the other powers were willing to do this and so Germany thought that it would be unfair if they did especially if they were to deal with the communist revolution. Germany was forced into accepting it was responsible for the First World War. This was called the war guilt clause. This angered Germany as it to believed it was dragged in by other countries and so should not accept full responsibility for the war. ...read more.

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Germany said this was not happening, as the people in the Territory seized from Germany were not allowed self-determination because the area they lived in had been given away and was to be ruled over by other countries. Germany would be more angered by the war guilt clause and reparations than the loss of territory in Europe. This is because they are being forced to accept responsibility for a war they don't think they started. Without having accepted the responsibility for the war Germany would not have been forced to accept all the payments from the war. If Germany had not accepted responsibility for the war their territory may have been kept. ...read more.

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No one likes to accept responsibility for something they don't think they are responsible for. This was the case for Germany and so it became angry with others for it receiving this 'unfair' punishments. The loss of territory did not anger Germany as much because they did not lose that much of their empire. Only 10%. In comparison it becomes obvious why the war guilt clause and reparations angered Germany more than the loss of territory. They either lose 10% of territory or have to accept blame for something they don't think they started, face the dislike (cold shoulder) from other powers and are in debt by 660 million. It seems obvious why Germany are angered by the war guilt clause because this set them up for a whole lot of other things like reparations, loss of territory and disarmament. ...read more.

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