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The Aftermath of WW1. Give four reasons why the whole world was not filled with joy when the war ended

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´╗┐YEAR 9 GCSE STYLE ASSESSMENT: INTERPRETATION AND CHANGE-THE AFTERMATH OF WORLD WAR 1 History Change assessment: Give four reasons why the whole world was not filled with joy when the war ended? The war affected in many people and left many people unhappy once the war ended. Firstly Women were not happy after the war because women had gained independence once the men had gone to war women were needed to work in factories and replace the men?s jobs but as the men returned from war the women lost their jobs again and lost their independence leaving many women unhappy. Another reason women were left unhappy was if their husbands or children had gone off to fight in the war, and did not return or came back injured once the war was over. Many countries were left unhappy once the war had ended. Germany was unhappy for several reasons after the war had ended. Firstly the Germans had lost the war this made them unhappy, they were also branded as the culprits of the war. ...read more.

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The sum of the reparations was huge and came to 6,600 million of which a large amount of it went to France and Belgium to repair the damage done to the infrastructure during the war. Overall Germany had a negative view on the Treaty of Versailles as they felt it was unfair. France had a different view on the Treaty of Versailles, they felt that Germany did not get severely punished and felt that the Treaty of Versailles was not harsh enough. The Germans had attacked France twice and caused the death of over 2 million French lives. They wanted revenge on the Germans and expected Germans to get a bigger comeuppance. Georges Clemenceau of France, he felt Germans should punished so hard, that they can never begin a War again. Clemenceau the French leader and the French public both believed this, the French leader had seen the North East corner of his country being destroyed, and had a strong belief that the Germans will never be capable of doing this again. ...read more.

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How far would you agree that the world was a better place after World War 1? You should consider both sides of the question and refer to the end of the war, the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations in your answer? I only partially agree with this statement that the world was a better place after World War 1. The reasons I agree that the world was a better place after the war ended was because countries like Turkey and Czechoslovakia gained independence and were free from other countries. Also in the short term there was a less likelihood of another outbreak of war as the Germans were limited due to the Treaty of Versailles as there army and machinery and other powerful things were limited to them. Also aims to keep the world in peace were introduced, agreements as well as treaties were introduced for example the League of Nations however this was only for the short term and it did not prevent the outbreak of world war two. The map of Europe was transformed as Hungary and Austria became separate nations. Countries like Germany and Russia lost control of these different nations. ...read more.

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