In our last History class we watched a video and answered some questions that are in the blog of our teacher.
Here are the answers:
1. arguments for the term of “war guilt for Germany”
-In early August 1914 it didnt take much for Germany to declare war and to invade territory, only a few days.
arguments against “war guilt for Germany”:
-The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in which she wasn’t involved.
2. The term that followed war guilt for Germany was reparations. In 2013 they were $400 billion dollars aproximately that Germany spent on reparations. Nowadays it would be a total of $60 billion dollars. This was not only payed with money but also with resources (gold,gas,petroleum, etc.) This had an impact on the German economy as it was so much money. The reparations also humilliated many germans.
3. To prevent another war Germany was left with only 100.000 soldiers in her army and without battleships. The peacemakers were trying to prevent Germany from starting another war as they knew she would possibly seek for revenge.
4. Germany lost a lot of colonies because of the Treaty, they were Alsace-Loraine, Poland, colonies in Africa, in China and in the Pacific Ocean. All of them were given to the allies. Wilson disliked this because he wanted self-determination and by giving the colonies to the allies what he wanted wouldn’t happen.
5) This were the new nations created after WW1: