Cross Cultural Communication

Read the comments of the German Delegation to the Paris Peace Conference on the conditions of the peace which ended World War 1. Please click on the link below to view the article. http://college.cengage.com/history/primary_sources/world/conditions_of_peace.htm Read the document and answer the following questions: 1. According to the authors of Germany’s complaint, how will various provisions of the treaty hurt Germany’s economy?

2. In Germany’s view, how would the country have been treated differently if the principles they attribute to President Wilson had been applied? 3. To what higher “fundamental laws” does the document appeal to in order to strengthen German assertions? 4. Do you agree with the authors of the document that Germany was being poorly treated? What response to their complaints might defenders of the treaty have made?

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