To What Extent Was the Treaty of Versailles a Fair Treaty?

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The Treaty of Versailles was a treaty, which was signed at the end of World War One (WWI). Germany had lost the war, therefore the Allies, who had won the war, decided to hold a conference in Paris. This conference was called the Paris Peace Conference and it was to decide what everyone involved should do after the war. A fair treaty is a treaty where everyone’s concerns are addressed clearly, everyone having an equal amount of benefits and everyone must agree to the terms in the treaty. Different countries had different aims and motivations when they drafted the treaty. The treaty was largely unfair as the victorious powers imposed their demands on Germany. Firstly, Germany was not invited to negotiate the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The German representatives could not contribute to the discussion thus having no say. They were only there to sign the treaty that was forced upon them, regardless of the terms started in the treaty. Germany was not given a chance to contribute their desired terms and was not granted a chance to agree or disagree with the treaty, thus unfair. Germany was also made to be fully responsible for the war. Under the war guilt clause started the Treaty of Versailles, Germany had to shoulder the full blame of the war. By signing the Treaty of Versailles, Germany has been implicated to accept the full responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the Allied and Associated Governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of Germany and her allies. The treaty was unfair because the causes of WWI were complex and Germany was not the only one at fault. There were more than one cause for the war, thus the Treaty of Versailles was unfair. Germany’s ability to pay reparations was not taken into account. Large reparation amounts

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