The Treaty of Versailles- a Just Treaty?

Why wasn't the Treaty of Versailles as 'harsh' as Germany made it out to be? 

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Clemenceau didn't get everything he wanted
The French Prime Minister Clemenceau wanted to extend the French border to Rhine, annex the Saar coalfields and declare Rhineland independent
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No more Anschluss
It was never going to be that Germany and Austria could maintain relations, as this would create a larger Germany than before
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Population
Germany had a population that was half as large again as France
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Resources
Despite the loss of 75% of iron and 26% of coal lost, Germany still had enough resources to recover
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Treaty of Brest- Litovsk
The Treaty of Versailles was nowhere near as harsh as the Treaty of Brest- Litovsk which was imposed on the Soviets
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Bethmann- Hollweg
The treaties on the peace treaty wasn't as harsh as what ex- Chancellor Bethmann Hollweg planned to take from his enemies in 1914
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Future Plans
Many German politicians who signed the 1919 peace treaty did so on the basis of hopes of renegotiation in the future
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It was never going to be that Germany and Austria could maintain relations, as this would create a larger Germany than before

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No more Anschluss

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Germany had a population that was half as large again as France

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Despite the loss of 75% of iron and 26% of coal lost, Germany still had enough resources to recover

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The Treaty of Versailles was nowhere near as harsh as the Treaty of Brest- Litovsk which was imposed on the Soviets

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