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While not an academic, history has always peaked my interest. My main points of interest, are:

  • The Hellenistic period
  • The Roman period (+ the Byzantines)
  • Early colonization and exploration
  • The world wars

Also, I have an unnatural caffeine intake and a unhealthy obsession with Futurama. In my spare time, I enjoy long drinks on the beach followed by beating people up.


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suggested rejected edit on Racism Amongst People of Germanic Ancestry in NAZI Germany
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comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
Although you are not incorrect, your answer seem to focus on the armistice of 1918, while the question is about the treaty of 1919. However, it's good that you mention the armistice, as I had completely overlooked it myself.
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accepted Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
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comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
The fact that the treaty was not signed until 1919 is a good point - that left the allies time to realize just how miserable the situation in Germany was. Great analysis, great use of sources. +1 and accept. :)
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comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
@MatthewFinlay Ah, interesting. However, US President Wilson was afaik against the harsh economical sanctions, as it would hurt the European economy (and in extension, the US). Great Britain also wanted to keep Germany financially stable, as they saw her as a potential trading partner. And in the end it was for naught: Germany had to loan money to be able to pay the reparations, causing explosive inflation.
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23
revised Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
Clarified that Germany did not in fact capitluate
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23
comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
That's true. Had they not signed the armistice, they would probably have faced total defeat sooner rather than later. I will edit the text to reflect your points.
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