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How fair were the Paris Peace Treaties

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How fair were the Paris Peace treaties? At the end of the war in 1919 representatives from 32 countries met in Paris to write a peace treaty against the defeated nations of the First World War. All the representatives from each country had sat and discussed the terms of the treaties known as the Paris Peace Treaties. Although, after the treaty was created there were many problems saying that were the Paris Peace treaties fair on the defeated nations. To say that the treaty was fair is a very hard thing to describe as everyone has a different perspective. To begin with, Germany would have also treated the allies harshly if they had won the war. The German finance minister had claimed that if they had won the war they would certainly make the allies pay harshly for the damages they had caused. The treaty was fair on Germany, as the Germans would have also make the Allies pay harshly if they had won the war. ...read more.

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They were also not invited at the conference when making the terms. How could it be fair? The Germans had no way they could object to the terms. This was already unfair towards them. Germany had to accept everything. In Addition in Article 231 in the Treaty of Versailles Germany had to take the full blame for starting the war. However it can be said that the start of the war is a complex mixture of imperialism, militarism and rising nationalism. Accepting the entire blame for the war is wrong. Germany was forced to be paying extremely high reparations to the allies. They were supposed to be paying �6.6 billion. This was an amount that Germany would never be able to pay. The allies were trying to bankrupt them. This was a harsh decision made by the allies as the German economy had already been destroyed by the war. The Reparations had crippled them more. This was unfair on the Germans as the Allies had known about the German economic situation and still imposed high reparations. ...read more.

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The Hungarian people that had moved were not welcomed and it was hard for them to feel as new citizens in different countries. This was un-fair on them as citizens had to move and had no choice. Hungary also was given big reparations that they would never be able to pay. In Conclusion the Paris peace treaties could be said fair as the allies had won the war and they could do anything they wanted to the Germans. The Germans had joined the war voluntarily and should have known the consequences. The Germans did treaty Russia harshly in the treaty of Brest-Litovsk and would have also treaty the allies harshly if they had won the war. Although the defeated countries were not even invited to the conference to talk the terms and it had to be unfair as they had to accept all the terms given to them. Hungary had lost a lot of its population and Turkey had lost its strong military position to benefit the allies. The treaty could be said fair as the allies had won the war but they shouldn't have imposed harsh decisions. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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