OCR Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany 1919-63 - Creation of the Weimar Republic 4

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Why did the German public assume the peace treaty would be fair?
Defeat had never been expected - assumed it would be based on Woodrow Wilson's 14 points - thought the peace would be negotiated
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What were Woodrow Wilson's aims at the Treaty of Versailles?
Reduce armaments - apply self-determination - create a League of Nations
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What were Georges Clemenceau's aims at the Treaty of Versailles?
Annex the Rhineland, 'buffer state' - major disarmament on Germany - heavy reparations
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What were David Lloyd George's aims at the Treaty of Versailles?
Guarantee British military security - keep communism at bay - limit French demands, wanted to keep trade with Germany
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What were the terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
Territorial arrangements - War guilt - Reparations - Disarmament - Maintaining peace
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What were the economic consequences of the treaty?
The reparations were feared to fundamentally weaken the German economy, but Germany still had an extensive industry and resources - by 1932, reparations had been scaled back and Germany actually received more in loans under the Dawes plan.
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What were the political consequences of the treaty?
Power vacuum in Europe after the war - Treaty regarded as the real cause of Germany's problems - Unfair - 'stab in the back' myth
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