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“The most Important Reason Why Germany Hated The Treaty Was Because Of The Loss Of Territory”. Do You Agree?

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1st November 2001 Douglas Rubashow 10 S "The most Important Reason Why Germany Hated The Treaty Was Because Of The Loss Of Territory". Do You Agree? I quite strongly disagree with this statement, because I believe the Germans hated other parts of the treaty more. For example, if you look at the economic side of the situation, they might have lost a bit of money from the loss of land, with great industrial areas such as Alsace-Lorraine being returned to France, and also one of Germany's greatest industrial areas, the Saar (with the important coalfield) just being given to France. I think, however the reparations would have put a lot of economic, and probably more stress on the German economy than the loss of great industrial areas. As another example, I will take the German army being cut down to 100,000 men. I would have thought that the German people would have been much more concerned about this than the loss of the land, because if they put one foot wrong, and upset one of the big powers, then all ...read more.


To be honest, I don't really think any of the German people would have trusted the league of nations one bit, because after all, the nations in the league of nations were the nations who had so brutally attacked the Germans just a few months before, and had then treated them so harshly at the treaty of Versailles. The Germans wouldn't have thought that the major powers would help them, as many of the major powers that the war was the Germans fault, and didn't really care what happened to them, and I think that the Germans wouldn't have fault very safe being protected by people who had that attitude, and I think they would resent this more than any loss of land. I think also think a lot of Germans would put their health and the health of their family before anything else, as an example, if your house was burning down, and in it was your child as well as your very expensive wide-screen T.V, and you could only save one, then which one would you save? ...read more.


I think that the non-patriots would have not found it that hard without having h the pride of their armed forces, but would have again found it harder overcome the economic problem of the loss of land, but again I think that the patriotic German people would to show their faces in front of foreigners without the pride of their nation in their armed forces. The only people I feel I can possibly agree with this statement are those who have had to have been put into a 'new rule' because the land they were living in had been given to another country, and all of a sudden instead of living under German rule, they are suddenly living under the rule of a different country, which they might not like, but they can't really say anything, because they don't know how their new government will react, because they are unlikely to know how people will react in that country. Another thing is they might not know the religions, traditions, and probably the language of their new country. In conclusion, I think the only people I can agree with with this statement are the people living in a new country. ...read more.

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