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How did the various sides react to the Treaty of Versailles?

From January to June 1919, the world's most powerful politicians met and tried to work out a peace settlement to end the Great War. The treaty that concerned them most was the treaty with Germany. When it was finally announced in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles provoked very mixed reactions.

In this case study you are going to examine a selection of sources which will help you understand how and why the Treaty of Versailles inspired a range of different responses.

You will probably find it helpful to study the Background before you start looking at the sources.
Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources.

Woodrow Wilson portrait
Sources:
1. German reactions to the Treaty, June 1919 2. US reaction to the Treaty, June 1919 3. Reactions to the Treaty in French newspapers 4. British newspapers on the Treaty
1 German reactions to the Treaty, June 1919 2 US reaction to the Treaty, June 1919 3 Reactions to the Treaty in French newspapers 4 British newspapers on the Treaty
5. Foreign Office report on reactions in the US      
5 Foreign Office report on reactions in the US      
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