The Paris Peace Conference

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1) War guilt.Explain the arguments FOR and AGAINST this term.

2) Which term followed War Guilt? How much would it be today? What consequences/impact did it have on Germany?

3) Why were the victors planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the Treaty?

4) What territorial losses did Germany have to face? What happened to the German colonies? What did Wilson dislike about this?

5) Which new nations were created after WW1?



1) The argument of “ War Guilt” meant that Germany was blameworthy for the war. The argument which for or in the side of it is that in late July, early August of 1914, it didn´t take so much for Germany to declare war on Russia, then on France and finally invade Belgium. This means that Germany was eager to do this.  An argument which is against it says that she didn´t start the war, that there were other events such as the assassination of the Archduke, the great rivalry between Austria-Hungary and Serbia or even the mobilization of Russia which made, for the people against this term, start the war.


2) Because of all the damage that Germany had caused, she had to pay it with reparations in money, gold and resources. They had to pay 400B dollars in two thousand thirteen money because of the growth of the value of the dolar. People make questions not only if this reparations affected Germany in the Economy but also how humiliating for them was. Also, the victors, limited the quantity of soldiers and prohibited the use of any kind of military artillery.


3) The reason of why did the victors were planning to prevent a future war with Germany in the treaty is because, maybe, in the future, Germany would grow in strengthen and want revenge over them.


4) Germany had to face the lost of Poland, who cut of Germany into two pieces and also a lot of colonies around the world, in Africa, in the Pacific and they even had a colony in China which was given, joined with their others colonies, to the allies. Wilson Woodrow dislikes the distribution of the territory from one Empire to the other one because he wanted those territories to have self-determination.
5) The end of WW1 made Empires such as the Russian and the A-H disappear. Also, a lot of treaties established the independence of new countries, however, the countries which the video mentions that appear at the end of WW1 were: Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and some countries of Eastern Europe which would, later, become part of the URSS.

First Essay Writing – History

This is my First Essay Writing of History. The following essay is about the causes which led to the start of the First World War.


  Final Version: First Essay Writing


           The Essay question asks and challenges us to explain how far do we agree with this statement. To justify my opinion I will explain how the Naval Race contributed to the First World War and compare the Naval Race with the Short Term causes first and then with the Long term causes.


            The Naval Race was a very important cause that led to the First World War because it created a lot of tension, however, it wasn’t the only or main cause for it to start. In my opinion, the Alliances were the most important because they made a whole and big chain in war, this means that if a rivalry started between two countries, it wasn´t only between them it was between all the alliances they had also. For example, in the First Moroccan Crisis, Great Britain intervened between Germany and France due to the Anglo-French Entente. As a result, many countries finally participated and interfered.

             The murder at Sarajevo had a great impact to the war. The value of this cause is that this assassination of Franz Ferdinand, finally marked the start of WW1. All the tension which was kept on the powerful countries was released after the Murder at Sarajevo.

             The arms race as well as the First and Second Moroccan Crisis created rivalries and tension. This is how these causes contributed to war. Tension and rivalries are important elements that led to the WW1. This rivalry was between France and Great Britain against Germany. Tension was made by all the events which happened in the First and Second Moroccan Crisis for example when Germany sent to Agadir a gunboat and also for all those attacks that had been prepared like the Schlieffen Plan and the Plan XVII.

             The Balkans were a very dangerous place on the map. This was because of all the tension and rivalries that were between the ethnic groups and because many countries wanted the Balkans territory because it had a very strategic position.

             A very important cause from the Long Term Causes was the Unification Of Germany. Germany was a Growing Empire. They were a very important Empire because they had a great rivalry with France and Great Britain. As a Growing Empire, they wanted to conquer and expand. For this reason, they participated in a lot of causes like the First and Second Moroccan Crisis, The Naval and Arms Race, The Balkans Crisis, Imperialism and also she was involved in the Triple Alliance.

              Another Cause that contributed to WW1 was Imperialism. My point of view of this cause is that without it the WW1 wouldn’t have started. This is because without the Growing, Decaying and Established Empires like the German, The British,  the French or the Austro-Hungarian no tension and no rivalries were made so this means that Imperialism had a huge impact.

               The Franco-Prussian war and Nationalism, both, contributed to the war in the same way. They both made tension and rivalries. The Franco-Prussian war started tension and a rivalry between Germany and France. In addition, this cause made Germany think in the Arms Race that France was an accessible and simple target. Nationalism also made tension and rivalries between the ethnic groups which fought between them.

                Finally, the cause which did not influence so much in this war was the Unification of Italy because Italy only was involved in the Triple Alliance.


                All in all, although the Naval Race was a very important cause it wasn’t the only or main cause. They all contributed to war in a way but, my impression is that the Alliances contributed in a bigger way to this war to start.