04) The treaty of Versailles was signed in June in 1919 at the end of the first world war when Germany had lost. The treaty included rules that Germany had to abide by, these rules were created in order to prevent Germany invading any other country and starting another war. The demilitarization of the Rhineland was one of the conditions that Germany had to agree to , this meant that France and Belgium felt more secure and out of Germany’s reach. Another term of the treaty of Versailles was that all of Germanys colonies were given to other countries effected by the Germans in the war. Poland was given west Prussia, Denmark was given Schleswig, France was given Alsace Lorraine. Germany also had to pay reparations totalling £6600 million, this had a crippling effect on there economy.
05)I agree with the statement within the source that Clemenceau did not accept all of the aims of Woodrow Wilson. Source B clearly shows that Clemenceau did not accept Wilson’s 14 points plan put forward at the end of world one and the reference to Wilson’s demands being greater than god’s implies that Wilson was higher than god and of course people of the time would have thought it wrong for Wilson to have pushed further for the 14points plan as many people were religious. The purpose of the source was to make it clear that France was going to get what they ‘rightly’ deserved , which was revenge on Germany, as Clemenceau came up with some of the harshest rules within the treaty of Versailles. Source B also clearly shows that their were flaws in the big 3 (Britain , France , USA) . France wanted to punish Germany and make them take entire blame for the War , but Wilson wanted to give a more generous punishment to ensure peace was kept, Britain went for a middle sized punishment as they also felt crippled by the war as France had and therefore sided with France over USA.
06) The Abyssinian crisis started in 1935 and ended in 1936. Mussolini (Italy) felt that