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Was the Treaty of Versailles unfair to Germany?

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  • Submitted: 12/09/2003
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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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Natalie Barnicott 10 A

Was the Treaty of Versailles unfair to Germany?

I personal think that the Treaty of Versailles was unfair to Germany in a variety of different ranges these include, the War Guilt Clause, Reparations, Disarmament, Territory losses and the fact that they had no say in the peace settlement.

Germany were treated like children in the Treaty of Versailles they had no say to what the settlement was, they were just told to sign it (this was known as the dictated peace or in German Diktat). The Germans were not given the chance to decide their own future. This was against Woodrow Wilson idea that every country should have the right of Self Determination. The Germans were very upset about this because it was only the Winning sides that had the right of Self Determination. If the Germans had more rights and could put ideas forward then, then maybe there would not have been as many problems later. I think this is very unfair to Germany because the winning sides were making Self Determination a big thing for the other winning sides but when it came to the losing sides this

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