The Versailles treaty was the peace settlement between Germany and the Allied powers that eventually ended world war one. Even Though it ended this war the treaty of Versailles was hated by many American and Germany. Germany made many threats to the Allied powers. The passing of the Treaty of Versailles resulted in unpopular backlash from both Germany and America.
France, Italy, Britain and the U.S. met at the Capitol to talk about the terms of peace for the post war. Germany thought this was unfair due to the fact they were not able to attend this talk. The Allied powers told Germany to just sign the treaty and they did not need to know what it was about. Germans refused to sign this treaty and some talked about going back to war.
Germany thought this treaty would destroy their economy. The treaty did not hurt germany, it just took away their pride and made them angry because they were not able to take part in this. This treaty took out a lot of Germany's military out with it. Germany wanted to stand up for themselves but did not have the fighting power to do so.
The Treaty of Versailles was a step to civilizing the great military power set back by britain at the turn of the century. Even though it seemed like a good idea it still was an unpopular settlement.The settlement was not so much inconsistent as it was ineffective. The whole approach to germany after the treaty, had many flaws.
The Versailles treaty would create something called the League of Nations. The League of Nations would have the power to put a stop to all future wars. The irreconcilables were a big part in the defeat of the treaty. The irreconcilables were made up of fourteen republican senators, two democratic senators and was lead by William Borah. The irreconcilables said the league had looked over the fact that they would have to use war to prevent war.
“The Big Three” is what people called the three men that were most influential in the debates. These men were, David Lloyd George from the UK, Georges Clemenceau from France, and Woodrow Wilson from the U.S. These men ignored Germanys complaints they sent back about the Versailles treaty. These three men were complicated and hard to work work with.
According to Chris truman, “ David Lloyd George had two view on how Germany should be treated. If George showed any signs of weakness towards Germany he would have quickly been voted out of office. “ Hang the Kaiser” and “ make Germany pay” were two very common quotes in the time of the versailles treaty. George was concerned about communism rising in Russia and had thoughts that it might spread to western Europe. George felt that Germany was the only thing that could stop communism if it spread into Russia.
Georges Clemenceau says “ Germany should be brought to its knees so she can never start war again.” The is his only view according to Chris Truman. Woodrow Wilson had been shocked by the devastation from the Great War. Wilson wanted to leave Europe to its on and to...