Our teacher ask us to answer the following questions after watching a video about the Paris Peace conference.
1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.
2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?
3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?
4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?
5) Which new nations were created after WW1?
1) On one hand, Germany was guilty for war because she tried many things to start war, such as declaring war on France and Russia. Also, she invaded Belgium. Therefore, Germany was keen on creating tension and doing this.
On the other hand, Germany was not guilty for war because she wasn’t the only country that wanted the start of war. For instance, the Murder at Safajevo was an important cause that led to war as creating tension. This puts in evidence the fact that Germany was not the only responsable for the start of the war.
2) Reparation followed War Guilt. This means that Germany had to pay a recompense to the winner countries as a consequence of her lost. Nowadays, should be paid 400 billion dollars. As a result of the reparation, Germany ended up without a lot of money. Furthermore, this brought Germany’s humillation as having to pay a lot of money.
3) The victory were planning to prevent a future with Germany in the treaty because they were afraid of Germany’s returned to war. In addition to this, the treaty was signed because Germany would take revenge on them.
4) Germany had to face the lost of Poland, Alsace- Lorraine and Germany’s colonies: the Pacific, China and in Africa. Wilson didn’t like this because he wanted self- determination.
5) The new nations created after WW1 were: Austria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Czechoslovakia.