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Unformatted text preview: isolationsist- just a tiny bit politically - the Us wants to get out of Europe- but still wants to trade - French- believed that they still faced an existential threat from Germany- believed that if Versaille wasn’t adhered to- the Germans would get through - The US didn’t understand or appreciate their concern - For the Us, the biggest concern was the collapse of German buying power- to lose the german market is a huge blow- the US couldn’t be in favor of rebuilding Germany= they couldn’t link reparations and war debt too closely- bc the US couldn’t put itself responsible for the actions of Germany - There was not a ton of people excited about an entangling alliance that would ensue if loaned for Germany - But someone had to pay for the war- the us coul not make germ reparation payments - French also wanted security- hard to know what this means- F and Us had different definitions of this - French felt left- Us and brits had own problems- couldn’t deal with F being terrified of Germany Not only was it in US interest to have Germany on it’s back- but who as going to keep Germany...
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This document was uploaded on 03/20/2014 for the course HIST 282 at Georgetown.

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