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This solution assumes the character of Germany and lists specific sections of the Versailles Treaty with the intent of finding specific areas to revise for equity.

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As you assume Germany's persona, please allow some of these ideas to lead you:

First, please note that the main premises of the Treaty were detrimental to Germany. First, they forced us to surrender all German colonies. Thus, the League of Nations' mandate should be revised. The return of Alsace-Lorraine to France also caused our nation great harm. This part should also be changed.

In addition, it is unfair to Germany that we lost so much territory. Therefore, the cession of Eupen-Malmedy to Belgium, Memel to Lithuania, the Hultschin district to Czechoslovakia are some parts that should be re-revualuted.

Other main parts that are suspect further include the occupation and status for the Saar under French control and the demilitarization and a fifteen years of occupation in the Rhineland. Other revisions might include the ban on the union of Germany and Austria. I also protest the fact that we, Germany, had to accept an overwhelming sense of guilt in causing the war.

Finally, the restrictions of our army to 100,000 men and our Navy to ships under 100,000 tons are also unfair. Because we signed under protest, it was not an effective method. It also greatly contributed to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party.

In terms of article revisions, Article 22 should be revised : "As ...

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The Treaty of Versailles is examined from the German perspective.

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