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Cartoon Analysis + Treaty of Versailles Essay
Compare and contrast the message conveyed in Source 1 and 2.
Source A, "Der Tag!" and Source B, "Clemenceau the Vampire" are both political was cartoons remarking upon the Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919 by Germany and the Allies.
"Clemenceau the Vampire," (Source B), is cartoon published in a German newspaper in July 1919, represents Germany as a striking country. This cartoon mainly shows the readers that the Beautiful Germany were attacked and damaged through the French leader Clemenceau's harsh punishments enforced into the peace terms. The opportunistic France is represented by the monstrous vampire sucking the life out of the Germany, depicted as the sleeping wondrous, young woman weak from war. The blood sucking is a representation of the French sucking Germany dry of resources through gains in the treaty such as the iron-ore rich Alsace-Lorraine. Also the bats outside the open window portray the two other nations Britain and America who are also ready to pounce onto Germany to gain there share of their "life blood." This is enforced by the open window suggesting the vulnerable sleeping woman is defenceless encouraging the other allies to attack onto
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