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The Treaty Of Versailles.

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1) The moods of France, USA and Britain in the 1919 were that they blamed Germany for the starting the war, and that Germany should be punished. Britain had lost roughly 1,016,000 civilians and soldiers combined during the First World War. Britains industries were exhausted; there was also a shortage of food and medicine. France had lost roughly 1,630,000 soldiers and civilians to the war. Their industries were also exhausted as well and they also low on food and medicine. The U.S.A were not as servile affected as Britain and France as they came into the nearer the end of the First World War. Britain wanted to punish Germany, France wanted to cripple Germany and America wanted to punish Germany but not harshly. This is a quote is from Sir Eric Geddes in the general election, " If I am elected, Germany is going to pay... I have personally no doubt we will get everything you can squeeze out of a lemon, and more." ...read more.


This made Germany wanting revenge but they were in no position to carry on fighting, but Germany said they never gave up but just wanted a peace treaty. They were also very angry because they had no place in the League of Nations so they felt like they could not defend them selves at all. Germany could not reject the treaty because of Britain's blockade out at sea stopping supply's going to Germany, so they had to sign the treaty. This basically made Germany feel corned and trapped. The future of Germany did not look good at all. 3) Frances felt cheated by Britain and the USA because Britain and France prevented France getting what they wanted, to cripple Germany. They were upset that Clemenceau did not give what he promised. He did not split Germany into different states and did not make them pay for the military and civilian cost of the war. Because Britain and the USA said that would be too harsh and that they had all ready demanded a lot of money from Germany, as a compromise France was given the Saar coalfields. ...read more.


Wilson was a fair man he gave back land, formed the league of nations to discuss world problems before war and he split up Austria-Hungary to states to be self run, this was to help keep world peace. Conclusion: The treaty of Versailles was a fair treaty to America and Britain and maybe other countries, but France found it to soft they say that if Germany won the war they would have punished us a lot worse. France had suffered a lot and it is understandable why they want to punish Germany harshly other people or countries also wanted to punish Germany harshly. But Wilson believed that if you punished Germany to harshly when they bounce back they will want revenge. But if the league of nations believed it was fair or even to soft and there were all these things to make world peace and keep it why a world war two? This might mean it was not as fair as we thought were we to slack or were we to harsh either way it means the Treaty of Versailles was not fair. ...read more.

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