Reactions to the treaty of Versailles
felt that treaty was too harsh
feared another war
scared that communists would take over weak German government
preferred more limits on army
more lands should have been lost
Rhineland should have been permanently demilitarised.
thought germans got off lightly
he got voted out of power in January 1920, due to his 'lack of harshness'
called it a treaty of revenge
reparations were too high-would lead to economic problems
usa did not sign the treaty and did not joing the League of Nations as they didnt want to be dragged into another war.
German delegaion shown treaty on 7th May 1918, refused to sign it mostly due to articly 231.
74 ships had been sent to British naval base. German crew were still on it so they sank it instead of giving it to Britain.
Weimar government in germany signed the treaty, 28th june it was signed. they had no chioce otherwise the bitish would oppose a naval blockade and the germans would starve