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How Far was Woodrow Wilson satisfied with the Treaty of Versailles?

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´╗┐Exam Question: ?How Far was Woodrow Wilson satisfied with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles? (6 Marks) Benjamin Ashraf Plan 1st Paragraph: Military Reasons: Satisfied: Woodrow Wilson was happy at the way in which Germany was disarmed. Dissatisfied: Felt that no other countries were disarming. 2nd Paragraph: Economical Reasons: Satisfied as he wanted reparations given to Germany in the first place. Also was owed a lot of money by France and by Germany giving France reparations it meant that he and the United States could be paid back. Dissatisfaction: Blank?this is short was the area in which Woodrow Wilson was most satisfied. ...read more.

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Firstly the Military Clauses given to Germany; Wilson was satisfied at the clauses as one of his Fourteen Points was international disarmament. In the Treaty Germany had been disarmed and so this pleased Wilson. However the flip side to this argument was that Wilson wanted international Disarmament and with only Germany being disarmed Wilson felt that not enough countries were making an effort to become disarmed. Secondly the Economic Clauses given to Germany; Wilson was satisfied with the Economic Clauses as he wanted reparations to be given to France due to their losses in the First World War. ...read more.

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Lastly the Territorial Clauses of the Treaty of Versailles: Wilson was satisfied with the Territorial Clauses as they achieved some of Wilson?s fourteen points namely the returning of Alsace Lorraine to France and for Poland to have access to the sea. However Wilson was disappointed with the Territorial Clauses as Wilson disagreed with Britain and France imperialist ideology and so was angered at the fact that Germanys colonies went to Britain and France in mandates. Overall I feel that Wilson was both satisfied and dissatisfied with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles however I believe that the fact that Germanys colonies were lost to Britain and France and no countries making an effort to disarm meant that overall Wilson was dissatisfied with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. ...read more.

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