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Why did the Germans hate the treaty of Versailles?

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  • Essay length: 930 words
  • Submitted: 08/11/2007
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Natalya Luck
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Marked by teacher Natalya Luck 01/12/2012

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Why did the Germans hate the treaty of Versailles?

Germans hated the Treaty of Versailles because they did not understand they were responsible for starting the war neither they felt as they had lost. Another reason that the German hated the treaty was the terms of the treaty, which created political and economic problems. This includes territorial restriction on Germany, military Restrictions on Germany, territorial losses, reparations, League of Nations etc. As a result, a piece of land was split in centre of Germany for Poland to have a coastline, which weaken Germany from East Prussia (East Prussia had been a source of great revenue and the political elite for Germany). Another territorial restriction on Germany that the Germans did not expect was that the Saar coal fields were to be given to France for fifteen years. This was a great source of coal for the Germans and losing it meant that the Germans didn't have a supply of coal and raw materials for its industries. There are many more reasons that the Germans hated the treaty of Versailles.

When the treaty was announced on the 7th May 1919, Germans were horrified. One of the reasons why

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Marked by teacher Natalya Luck 01/12/2012

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