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Extracts from the French proposals for a peace treaty with Germany, 1 December 1918
(Catalogue ref: CAB 1/27)
  1a   1b   1c   1d          
  1a   1b   1c   1d          
  CAB 1/27; French proposals for a peace treaty with Germany, December 1918  

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Study this source carefully. It contains information that could be helpful in deciding why it was so hard to make peace. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What are France's main concerns about Germany?
  • What would Germany have to do if France got its way?
  • Do the French demands seem reasonable or unreasonable?
  • How would Germany's leaders have reacted to the clauses of reparations?
  • How would British and American leaders have reacted?
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