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Clemenceau wanted Germany treated harshly so they were unable to invade again, they had already invaded twice in his life time (Franco Prussian war and ww1). he also wanted them punished harshly because it was what the people of France wanted and if he wanted to stay in office he would have to punish them harshly. Germany also caused a great deal of damage to Frances infrastructure, human life and economy.

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Clemenceau became French prime minister in 1917 when defeat in the war seemed a real possibility. He railed the country and led it to victory. France had the borne the brunt of the fighting on the Western Front. Much of the north-east France was devastated. The Germans had systematically looted areas under their occupation and deliberately destroyed mines, railways, factories and bridges during the retreat. The French expected Germany to pay for this destruction, and wanted to ensure that Germany could never invade France again. He wanted 0ver 600 billion pounds in reparations and felt that this could be justified by France's losses. France wanted the Rhineland to be Demilitarised so that Germany could not attack France.

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Because they said Germany was all the behind WWI. French and Great Britain wanted Germany to be punished. Germany was the main country who sparked the war all over Europe. Germany had to pay 31.5 billion dollars in 42 annual payments.

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The British wanted to punish the Germans because they attacked us because we helped Russia fight Bosnia because they attacked Serbia and we helped Serbia. The Serbians started the war they didn't like how they were being treated by the Bosnians.

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