The Treaty of Versailles Yes, I think that the Treaty of Versailles was very fair to Germany.
The Treaty of Versailles Yes, I think that the Treaty of Versailles was very fair to Germany.I think this because Germany deserved something bad in return for even starting the war.You know, after the horror of WWI, who would want that again?
In reality, as detailed by historian Barbara Tuchman in her Pulitzer Prize winning book, (1962), all the involved nations of Europe contributed to process of creating the war.
The Treaty of Versailles also was not a good peace treaty for the future, because the harsh terms put Germany in a situation that allowed the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, leading to World War II.
Neither of these should be viewed as particularly harsh, it was pretty much standard of the time.
Disarming Germany and preventing military presence in the Rhineland was maybe humiliating and not very well thought out, with 20/20 hindsight, but there were strong reasons for it.
One of these lies is how the cruel treaty of Versailles humiliated Germany and in part caused WWII.
It’s a convenient lie which spreads the blame just a little bit so we can all feel a bit better.The treaty of Versailles was, however, reasonably fair, given what was the norm of that time.They annexed areas which they had lost in the last war, demanded reparations for damages they had suffered, which were not something Germany could not pay (France paid similar damages after the last war they had lost, even though the fighting went on on French and not German soil so there was less objective reason for damages).German economy would still be trashed by the Great Depression, there’d still be “stab in the back” propaganda, and so on.You’d have all the ingredients for Hitler’s rise to power and another war.I surely did not agree with the fact that some of the land that was already claimed was taken away.From then on with the economy not being that great some countries did not have enough land where as some were on the edge of having nothing.I'll let you work on the first paragraph on your own ...look up the Paris Peace Conference, which is what led to the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.Had they done so, the whole bloodbath could have been possibly avoided.Had they forced Germany to sign a much more benevelolent peace treaty, not demanding reparations (despite the fact that a lot of France was destroyed) it is doubtful that it would have changed much.