To what extent was the treaty of versailles a fair and reasonable treaty when looking at the treaty of versailles, especially from the german point of view, it is easy to come to the conclusion that it was largely unfair and, perhaps, far too harsh however, when looking at the treaty as a whole. E the treaty of versailles and its consequences -james atkinson (military, territory, reparations, article 231) e the weimar republic: the treaty of versailles -raffael scheck (league of nations. -article 231 of treaty of versailles(war guilt clause) (evidence 1) the treaty of versailles was one of the peace treaties that ended world war i it was signed on june 28, 1919. Part viii reparation section l general provisions article 231 the allied and associated governments affirm and germany accepts the responsibility of germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage to which the allied and associated governments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the aggression of germany and her allies.
Article 231, commonly known as the guilt clause or the war guilt clause, is the first article in part viii, reparations of the treaty of versailles apart from article 231, there is no title for this article in the treaty itself the term war guilt clause became popular in the media and is. Review articles 42–50 and 231–235, and skim articles 159–213, of the treaty of versailles the text is from the edsitement resource great war primary documents archive another webpage containing the text in its entirety, the versailles treaty , is available from the edsitement-reviewed from internet public library , which has a page. The treaty of versailles (french: traité de versailles) was the most important of the peace treaties that brought world war i to an end the treaty ended the state of war between germany and the allied powers. The treaty of versailles also forbade anschluss with austria this seemed unfair to the germans, because everywhere else in europe, the treaties of 1919–20 gave peoples self-determination, but they divided germany, and put 12½% of its population into other countries.
The terms of the treaty of versailles were announced in june 1919 the german politicians were not consulted about the terms of the treaty they were shown the draft terms in may 1919 they complained bitterly, but the allies did not take any notice of their complaints germany had very little. The treaty of versailles was treaty that at the beginning had a mixture of feelings and thoughts many people thought the treaty was not right while the others thought it was fair and deserved but personally i have to come to the verdict that the treaty of versailles was unfair and not deserved the treaty caused hatred in the german people's. Article 231 of the treaty of versailles was one of the most important articles of the treaty even though, by itself, it had no military, geographic, or economical implications, it was an offense to germany's pride and honor, and many germans felt that this was a direct attack on germany itself and not the war. Article 231 of the treaty of versailles assigned blame for the war to germany much of the rest of the treaty set out the reparations that germany would pay to the allies the total sum of war reparations demanded from germany—around 226 billion reichsmarks—was decided by an inter-allied reparations commission. The biggest problem germany had with versailles was the war guilt, which was stated in article 231 of the versailles treaty the allies were astonished to find this particular paragraph was the most violently disputed point in the entire treaty.
Was the treaty of versailles fair – laura aberle who can say for sure whether the treaty of versailles was fair or not the answer depends on your point of view from the french perspective, the germans deserved to give up everything in order to make amends for the destruction they caused in france therefore, the treaty wasn’t punishing them enough. Treaty of versailles: reparations, articles the treaty of versailles marked the end of the war between germany and the allies signed on july 28 th 1919, the treaty essentially laid the blame of the war on germany’s shoulders and as such, consequences would have to be paid. Perhaps the only unfair part of versailles was article 231,the so called 'war guilt' clause,under which germany and her allies had to accept full responsibilty for the start of the war,and all the allied deaths, losses, and damage thereby incurredhowever,as a strong case can be made for this anyway,perhaps the clause was more humiliating than. The treaty of versailles was justified article 231 wrongly blamed germany for all damages caused during the war so why have such harsh consequences and its not fair that germany had no say in the treaty either 3 years ago side: tov was not justified support dispute clarify.
The treaty of versailles did not bring peace to europe after 1919 (although it might be claimed that its terms were never carried out) it certainly helped the rise of adolf hitler to power in germany, and many historians believe that it was one of the crucial causes of world war ii. The war guilt clause is a prime example of why the treaty of versailles was unfair the war guilt clause, also known as article 231, holds germany one-hundred percent responsible for the outbreak of world war one. Were the 1919 peace treaties fair this page is about the 1919 peace treaties and whether they were ‘fair’ we’re going to judge them by thinking about whether they were fair at the time, and fair bearing in mind the effect on germany.
The treaty of versailles was the treaty that ended world war i it stated that germany was completely responsible for this war that caused at least 17 million deaths germany lost a ton of its land, the government was forced to give up most of it's military, and it had to pay the equivalent of about 33 billion us dollars. If you want an example of an unfair peace, go back to germany and look at the treaty of brest-litovsk you imposed on russia in 1917 american the treaty of versailles wasn’t just fair, it was an. The treaty was signed in versailles palace, france, giving the treaty its name it was written by the allied powers: great britain, france, the united states, and italy the four countries negotiated the treaty, to some might think was fair, or unfair, to germany, whom. Note 12/15/05: see the updated version of this page (since the article 231 image is a top google result, prof marcuse spruced up this page in 2005) signing of the versailles treaty by carlos magana (authors page), dec 2003world war i ended in 1919 with the signing of the treaty of versailles in the hall of mirrors.