War Guilt Clause The alleged misunderstandings were that the War Guilt Clause was to prevent Germany from any counter-arguments and asking for reimbursement. However, it was later associated with Germany and its “war guilt”. This illustrates that “In politics, perception is reality” because despite the true purpose of the War Guilt Clause, the perceptions of the Allied nations of Germany’s role in World War I became reality for them. Not only did it become reality, it completely altered their perception and believed that all the blame was on Germany.The German viewpoint on the War Guilt Clause was that it was highly
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unfair, and denied that “Germany and its people… were alone guilty”. The Allies viewpoint was that it was to state the crimes of “Kaiser Wilhelm” and for Germany to take responsibility of all losses suffered by the Allies as a result of the war. I agree with the German point of view more, because I don’t believe World War I was solely caused by one country. Although I agree that Germany was partially responsible, they should not have to take responsibility for “all loses” of the war.I believe that the Allies were in fact not justified in including a War ...

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