# 1 Peace and Future Cannon Fodder

The cartoon was created (incredibly) in 1920. It was titled "Peace and future cannon fodder". There is a small child with a copy of the Treaty behind them. Above the child's head is a comment "1940 class". The leaders of the nations at Versailles are seen walking past, and there is a caption: "The Tiger: Curious! I seem to hear a child weeping!"

How old would a child be in 1940 if born in 1919?

What is the cartoonist suggesting about the Treaty of Versailles?

Who is the Tiger?

resource: http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/10/27/stars-of-political-cartooning-will-dyson/

 

# 2 German Political Cartoon

German cartoon:
 
Although Germany had the choice to accept or to reject the Versailles Peace Proposals, the country was already condemned to death, according to this political cartoon that appeared in the German magazine Simpliccimus on June 3, 1919.
The principal judges and executioners were (from left to right) the American president Wilson, the French president Clemenceau and the British Prime Minister Lloyd George

What message is this German political cartoon trying to convey?

resource: http://www.greatwar.nl/frames/default-germans.html

 

#3 A bitter pill to swollow

Although Germany was not happy with the Treaty they had little choice but to sign. This cartoon clearly shows the situation Germany was in.

Terms of the Treaty of Versailles:

There were a total of 440 clauses in the final treaty. The first 26 clauses dealt with the establishment of the League of Nations. The remaining 414 clauses spelled out Germany's punishment.

What message is this political cartoon trying to convey?

Resource: http://www.historyonthenet.com/WW1/versailles.htm

 

# 4 At the peace table

What message is this political cartoon trying to convey?

resource: http://mcculloughmg.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/paris-peace-conference/

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