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The treaty of Versailles is seen by many as a great cause of the Second World War. Find out why in this video.

Opinions of Versailles

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Key points

  • Germany - the Germans hated everything about the Treaty of Versailles. In 1920 there was a revolution against it.
  • Great Britain - Lloyd-George thought the treaty was too harsh, saying "we shall have to fight another war in 25 years".
  • France many French people wanted an independent Rhineland, and doubted the League of Nations would protect them against Germany.
  • America - Wilson set up the League of Nations, but in 1920 the American senate refused to join it, or sign the Treaty of Versailles.

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