After comparing the similarities and differences of the Treaties of Versailles and Brest Litovsk, was one more humane than the other and how does this relate to the German sense of betrayal after the war?

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In answering this question, we must realize that humaneness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.  Hitler, along with many other Germans, felt that the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was more humane than the Treaty of Versailles.  I would argue, however, that neither treaty was notably more humane than the other.  This means that Germany’s sense of betrayal after the war was probably unjustified.

It is hard to argue that either...

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