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How far was Germany justified in complainingAbout the treaty of Versailles.

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How far was Germany justified in complaining About the treaty of Versailles. On June 1919 the treaty of Versailles was signed by two unimportant people, Belle and Muller. They weren't allowed to see the points before signing it ,they were simply told that sign it or war will continue. So they signed it ,when the German government actually had the chance to look at points, they realized that there were lots of harsh and unfair points which the Germans could not accept. So I think that Germany was justified in complaining about some part s of the treaty. The Germans complained because they were treated harshly ,the result of the Versailles treaty were severe .Germany was to take the blame for starting the war .(The War Guilt clause).France who is scared of Germany 's power (from the last to attacks)wanted Germany's army to go down to 100,000 men and also ...read more.

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The German people did not co-operate with the invaders within a few months the allies realized that direct action did not work. All of Germany's colony was mandated and given to the France and Britain to look after for the league of nations. Lands itself in Germany was taken away to form new states etc. For example the corridor was given to Poland so that it would have access to the sea but this separated East Prussia from the rest of Germany(That is why Germany invaded Poland in the World War 2) .The city Danzig was turned into a free city, North Schleswig was plebiscites (People voted whether the wanted to be under German rule or Danish and they voted for Denmark) It was right for Germany to complain about some of the points , because it was actually Austria who started the war ,when the Archduke was killed in Serbia ...read more.

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The Germans lost some of its industrial area and did not have money to rebuild more this kept the economic low for a while. The Germany struggling to find money to pay the allies printed lots of paper money and this caused the hyper-inflation ,the middle class lose all its savings as notes became virtually worthless .When the Germans got informed that the corridor would be given to Poland I bet they were frustrated because no one like their country being separated into two parts .Since the new states are formed many Germans found themselves living in a completely different country under foreign rule which made them unhappy. From the paragraph above I think that the Germans have quite good reasons in complaining about some of the points in the treaty of Versailles ,because after all they were treated unfairly ,a resentment Germany would lead to trouble in the future-Second World War. ...read more.

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