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Was Germany treated fairly by the treaty of Versailles 1919?

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Hassan Alomari Was Germany treated fairly by the treaty of Versailles 1919? I will be discussing whether the treaty of Versailles was fair on Germany. I will make my final decision on how fair it was by looking at the good and bad things. The positive things and the negative things. I will be weighing up these things to come to my decision. The Treaty of Versailles Three men made the treaty, David Lloyd George representing Great Britain, Georges Clemenceau representing France and Woodrow Wilson representing the U.S.A. It was made to bring peace back into Europe and make sure there wasn't another war. I think it was unfair that Germany could not have a representative who would fight for them and try and convince the three men not to be so harsh on them. They were not allowed to have any body there because they decided that the Germany should take the blame for starting the war. ...read more.

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Germany would lose most of its money and might go broke. This will have an affect on the food and money spent on health. Germany also had to accept the blame for starting the war. In the long run, Germans would have to live with the fact that people think they were responsible for the war. They will be mocked and disgraced for it. Military On the military side of things, the German army was reduced to only 100,000 men. This would mean that if someone were to attack them, they wouldn't be able to defend themselves. The navy was also reduced to only 6 battleships and no submarines, meaning they can't defend well. No German troops were allowed on the Rhineland. This was the part of land that separated Germany and France. This will not affect Germany that much because they weren't allowed to attack France anyway. ...read more.

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All of Germany's battleships being taken away and only having 6 left and no submarines meant that they couldn't do anything out at sea. The things that were fair on Germany were that they were not allowed to unite with Austria because they would only want to do that to start up an army. A german troop not allowed into the Rhineland was fair because they would have no need to go there. Alsace-Lorraine being given back to France would just have taken Germany's moral down because they won it fairly but didn't affect them much. After seeing what was fair and what was harsh I think that the treaty was too harsh on Germany because they lost a lot of money, which will lead to a lower standard of living and would kill a lot of poor Germans. Germany's army and navy being reduced to a stupid number meant they can't defend themselves and can easily be attacked or taken advantage of. Germany was made into a helpless country that had to accept that they started the war. I think they were treated way to harshly. ...read more.

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