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The War Guilt Clause

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The Treaty of Versailles brought an end to democracy in Germany as it was harsh on the government and the people. The War Guilt Clause in the treaty made Germany solely responsible for the cause of the war and its damages. Germany had to pay huge war reparations and give up land to surrounding nations. Furthermore, the War-Guilt Clause creates anger among civilians as many sailors sink their fleets rather than handing them over to Britain. Also Germans felt humiliated from the War-Guilt Clause due to believing they were wining. Moreover, Germany could not afford the large reparation payments; hence the government began printing extreme amounts of money. The French and Belgium troops seized Ruhr, an industrial heart of Germany. Slowly the value
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