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On the balance, the Treaty of Versailles was unfair and Germany didn't deserve to be treated so harshly. And as Germany was outraged with this treaty, it had let to the Second World

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The treaty of Versailles was signed in June 1919 between the "Big Three"- Georges Clemenceau the Prime Minister of France, David Lloyd George the Prime Minister of Great Britain and Woodrow Wilson the president of America. Whether it was a fair treaty depends on many terms. Clemenceau's aim was to use this treaty as an opportunity to cripple Germany and take revenge. France had suffered tremendously as most of the war was taken there. Clemenceau had seen his country being invaded by Germany twice, in the Franco-Prussian war and the First World War. As frightened of Germany as any French were, Clemenceau wanted to weaken Germany as harshly as possible so that the Germans could not start another war. ...read more.


As all the Big Three's aims and motives were completely different, they disagreed on many aspects, but in the end had to draw up the treaty. Germany had to accept all blames for starting the war which was very unfair. The war broke out almost like an accident. The tension in Europe at that time was strong and the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand sparked off the war. Germany also had lost all its colonies and a number of territories. One of Wilson's 14 points was self-determination for all countries, and it is unfair that many Germans were forced to live in new countries under new rules. Many of the lands that Germany had lost are rich industrial areas such as Alsace-Lorraine and West Prussia. ...read more.


Germany should at least have had a say. Besides, Germany has already set up a new type of government which is democratic and Kaiser had fleet. So they are really punishing the innocent people and making them suffer. But still, the fact remains that Germany savagely invaded France by passing through Belgium who was a neutral country. Someone had to pay for all the damages and it had to be Germany. If Germany had won the war, he would probably make an even harsher treaty. We know that because in the treaty with Russia, Germany had taken lots of lands from her. On the balance, the Treaty of Versailles was unfair and Germany didn't deserve to be treated so harshly. And as Germany was outraged with this treaty, it had let to the Second World War. ...read more.

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