Whether the Treaty of Versailles Was Too Harsh on Germany

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| | |Essay: Was the Treaty of Versailles too Harsh on Germany? | |Ms. McLean, IGCSE History | | | |Elizabeth Kitange, Yr 10D | |11/14/2011 |

|This essay is about the harshness of the Treaty of Versailles on Germany and Germany’s reactions to it. It talks about the losses of German | |land, navy and people. Germany suffered a lot because of the terms of the Treaty starting from the limit of its armed forces to the | |reparations and loss of land and the opinions of the Big Three on the treaty of Versailles. The information of this essay was taken from “GCSE| |Modern World History by Walsh, Published by John Murray, 2001. |

ESSAY: WHETHER THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES WAS TOO HARSH ON GERMANY.

The terms of the Treaty of Versailles were harsh on Germany. The Germans had a difficult time managing and coming with the defeat. They were surprised and upset to see their army that they had been so proud of and strong, being defeated. The Germans talked about the ‘stab in the back’ and the politicians who signed the armistice were called the ‘November criminals’ for their ‘betrayal’ of the country. The Germans who felt that that their...
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