The Fate of Germany- World War I activity- what would you do? the big 3
Directions: The parts of David Lloyd George, George Clemenceau, and Woodrow Wilson will be assigned. The rest of the class will be assigned to one of their councils. Each diplomat will first meet with their councils and decide which of the following recommendations they want to make at the Treaty of Versailles. You will have approximately _____ minutes to do this. After the council meetings are complete- each diplomat will come into the center of the room and present their recommendations for the fate of Germany at the Big Three meeting. Use what you know about each diplomat when deciding on your recommendations!!
Recommendations for the Fate of Germany: circle your choices
Land: Germany had to give back-
All of the land that they had conquered before WWI back to the original controlling nations. i.e. Alsace- Lorraine was taken from France by Germany prior to WWI.
Some of the land they had conquered prior to or during WWI.
None of the land they had conquered prior to or during WWI.
Germany’s army should be severely reduced to 100,000 men, w/no air force, no submarines and only 6 capital naval ships. Complete demilitarization west of Rhine River.
Germany’s army should be reduced to 500,000 men. Navy reduced to 12 capital naval ships, no submarines, limited air force. Enough to keep a decent army but not enough to go back into battle anytime soon.
Germany’s army should be allowed to stay the same; however, Germany’s army is not allowed to grow.
Reparations should be written out in a blank check the Allies can cash when they wish. Amount- 6,600 million pounds. (Beyond Germany’s ability to pay)
Reparations should be paid to the Allies in the amount of 2,000 million pounds by check or cash.
No reparations should be placed in Germany to pay for the damage they caused to other countries’ infrastructure, because that’s just apart of war.
The Germans will admit full responsibility for the war. Clause in treaty- War Guilt Clause.
The Germans will admit partial responsibility for the war- only for the individual events they
The Germans will admit no responsibility for the war.