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Analyse the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Versailles Settlement.

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  • Submitted: 15/12/2002
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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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Analyse the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Versailles Settlement.

Chronological transportation doesn't allow us the ability to look at thoughts of an individual or group conciousness. We project ourselves into the Hall of Mirrors, catch a glimpse into the static eyes of the delegates there. In areas of Germany historical evidence shows that democracy was embraced: J W Hiden relays the parliament was full of 'responsible and meticulous discussion'. It is fair to believe these new Western notions had reached German eyes and ears long before Woodrow Wilson arrived on the scene. Ruth Henig backs up the viewpoint and provides a more optimistic element of closure to the relationship between Germany and co-advocates of self-determination through the character of Lloyd George and what is known of his beliefs. (That Germany would help rebuild, contain itself and act constructively in the post-war years). However, Hiden does go on to mention the suspect manoeuvring of Weimar President Friedrich Ebert when the enlisting of the Friekorps through his Ministry of Defence quelled a Spartacist mutiny. The final morturary numbers, were in four figures from that incident, including Luxemburg and Liebknecht who at the time maintained strong moral and political connections. (At the

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