Was The Treaty Of Versailles Fair Towards The Germans?

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AimWas the Treaty of Versailles fair towards the Germans?MethodI will use the history text book, and online encyclopedia, like Britannica, to help find facts and information that's not bias. Still I might have to explore more websites, even its bias, because it can help me look at all the different views of this event and situation.The EventsThe Treaty of Versailles was not fair towards the Germans. The soul purpose of the whole treaty was thought to make "peace", but instead it's just a list of ways to punish Germany. The three main reasons that the treaty was unfair was because they have very harsh rules, the Germans can't refuse the Treaty, and it blames Germany for the cause of the ...view middle of the document...

1 annexed to this Section.The number and strengths of the units of infantry, artillery, engineers, technical services and troops laid down in the aforesaid Table constitute maxima which must not be exceeded.The following units may each have their own depot:An Infantry regiment; A Cavalry regiment; A regiment of Field Artillery; A battalion of Pioneers.(3) The divisions must not be grouped under more than two army corps headquarters staffs.The maintenance or formation of forces differently grouped or of other organisations for the command of troops or for preparation for war is forbidden.The Great German General Staff and all similar organisations shall be dissolved and may not be reconstituted in any form.The officers, or persons in the position of officers, in the Ministries of War in the different States in Germany and in the Administrations attached to them, must not exceed three hundred in number and are included in the maximum strength of four thousand laid down in the third sub-paragraph of paragraph (1) of this Article." (http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/versailles.html)This shows that not only the Treaty set limits to how many people the Germans can have under military service, they also set limits to how many people can work for a certain job in the German army. Not only that they also restrict how many Regiments and Battalion that the Germans can have, also the number of weapons and ammunitions are restricted too.They couldn't fight a battle. They had absolutely no use for their army. The only thing that their army can do is border patrol and make sure the German citizen doesn't do anything bad. In the whole of Germany there are as many soldiers as there are police in northern California, or maybe even less. This is a harsh punishment because Germany have been a military bases country. Germans were known for strong army and good military tactics, if you give a pathetic little army with insignificant amount of weapons to the great generals, they can't do anything with it. It is torture for Germany, because even small countries and new countries can invade them and take a chunk of Germany. As mentioned, this is only the land army. What about the sea? This is what the treaty think about German navies:"ARTICLE 181.After the expiration of a period of two months from the coming into force of the present Treaty the German naval forces in commission must not exceed:6 battleships of the Deutschland or Lothringen type, 6 light cruisers, 12 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats,or an equal number of ships constructed to replace them as provided in Article l90.No submarines are to be included.All other warships, except where there is provision to the contrary in the present Treaty, must be placed in reserve or devoted to commercial purposes." (http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/versailles.html)This states that the Germans are not allowed to have submarines, the main weapon that almost starve many countries to death during World War I, and all other form of...

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