The Treaty of Versailles was designed by Britain, France and America. It was designed to make Germany weaker. Each country had different ideas about the treaty, The USA just wanted to make peace with Germany, they believed punishment would make Germany want revenge; France wanted to punish Germany and get compensation for the damage caused and Britain wanted to make a fair settlement and agreed with The USA, but the public wanted Germany to be punished.
The Treaty was a mixture of each countries ideas, as Clemenceau said, the countries should somehow be sure that another war would not occur; hence the decision to cut Germanys army to one hundred thousand men. Conscription was not allowed therefore only those who volunteered to join the army could. The navy were only allowed six battle ships and were banned from building and submarines, planes or tanks. I think this was quite fair seeing as Germany had caused so much damage, but it also meant Germany could have been an easy target.
I think that the Treaty was reasonably fair, although it wasn’t all Germans fault, because it was the Serbs that killed the Duke of Austria. Germany did cause a lot of damage, so I think it was fair that they had to pay back the countries damaged in the war. But, in some respects it was quite unfair because destroying all of Germany’s aircrafts and all but 6 battle ships and cutting down their army, could have left them feeling weak and vulnerable, this was a deliberate humiliation of the treaty.
The Germans wouldn’t have liked the treaty because it humiliated them and made them weak. In some ways, the treaty made the Germans fight for their rights and freedom, just like Woodrow Wilson thought.
France would have been happy and would have found the treaty fair because they were getting the coal from Germany’s coal mines for free.
America wouldn’t have been too happy about the treaty because they only wanted to make peace between the countries.
The main issue with the treaty was...