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Improvements to the Treaty of Versailles - why weren't they possible at the time?

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´╗┐Why were these ?improvements? impossible at the time? For the establishing a lasting peace section, I wrote down the points: 1. Wilson?s 14 point plan 2. Allowing Germany to be involved in the negotiations of the treaty 3. Spread the war guilt to all the countries fighting on Germany?s side 4. Insist on disarmament 5. Admit Germany in to the league of Nations 6. Tie USA to Europe, don?t allow them to isolate itself I believe that these improvements were impossible at the time Wilson?s 14 point plan did not agree much with the French President, Georges Clemenceau and the British Prime Minister, Lloyd George. They believed it to be to fair and unharsh towards Germany. My second point was to allow Germany in to the negotiations of the treaty. I thought that this was going to be impossible as Clemenceau would not allow this to happen and that if Germany were allowed, they would disagree to everything that was said, and that they would not sign the treaty. ...read more.


The next point actually happened. Lloyd George saw that Germany?s Navy was a threat; therefore he wanted Germany to lose all of its overseas colonies and its navy, so that it was not a threat to the British Empire. The next point also occurred. Germany had to accept the blame for starting the war and they could not complain about it. For the cripple Germany section I wrote: 1. Allow Clemenceau to have his own way 2. Occupy the Ruhr in Germany 3. Divide Germany in to states, undo Germany?s unification 4. Invade Germany 5. Rhineland to France or independent state It was impossible to allow Clemenceau to have his own way as he would go on a rampage and send Europe in to chaos. If Clemenceau was to have his own way, he would make Germany pay more than 24 billion marks, divide Germany in to states, limit the army to 0, hand the navy and air force to Britain, take the overseas colonies away from Germany, occupy them and ...read more.


Not all the population of Germany would have jobs; therefore they would have no money of food. The second point actually happened. Germany travelled their fleet over to the shores of Britain, but instead of handing it over, they blew the fleet up in front of them. It would be impossible to make the last improvement happen at the time because if Britain and France had Germany?s colonies, thing that Germany traded to other countries around the world may not be valuable to them, therefore they would not trade it. Overall, I believe that all of these improvements listed were impossible at the time because all of the major powers were unable to agree to the same things. Some would say yes to thing, some was say no to things. This was due to how harsh the powers wanted to treat Germany. I believe that it came to a point in the negotiations of the treaty that the powers were tired of disagreeing on the terms, so they just wrote down figures and terms that the majority voted on. ...read more.

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