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Could the Paris Peace Conference treaties be justified at the time?

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Could the treaties be justified at the time? During the Paris Peace Conference, there was a lot of tension and pressure building up between the leaders of 32 nations, and most important The Big 3. The Treaty of Versailles, which was sign by the 32 nations including Germany I believe, can be justified for many reasons. First the ideas of the three main leaders, Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau and David Lloyd George were so different that there was no way that the three leaders were going to come to a decision that they would all agree to. This meant that they would have to compromise and fast, sine they had already spent too much time on making the treaty. ...read more.

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There is no way Germany was going to sign the treat if they weren't in such a difficult position and even when they did sign it they believed that the treaty could not be justified. Jet this is looking only a Germany's point of view, and if one looked towards the others, they would see that the treaty could be justified at the time since there was great pressure and many different ideas. The fact that every leader came with their face high and proud and left feeling that they had achieved the least comes to tell us that they wanted even more and by the fact that every leader came to the treaty and expected everyone else to follow his rules simply means that there was no way that they would all come to a perfect treaty and more just that this. ...read more.

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They wanted to get what was best for their country, not caring about the others. Every leader was looking for the treaty to be justifiable and not looking from another leader's point of view. The treaty was altogether pretty mixed up and rational. Because many different ideas from different people who thought differently were put together, it made parts of the treaty not agree with each other and made the harsh treaty as expected. There was no way that in the available time the leaders were to come up with a treaty which would please all leaders and the characters, and I therefore believe that they came up with the best treaty they could taking into account all of the above factors. By the above points and many other, I believe that the treaties at the time could be justified, not meaning that I agree with the terms made in the treaty. ...read more.

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