A-Level History Help!!!Watch
German horror at the terms of the Treaty of Versailles was the result of unrealistic expectations. Explain why you agree or disagree with this view.
I have the first point as that Germans were expecting to win the war and put the punishment and get reparations from those who lost the war, but they were kept in the dark so they could not expect to loose and by punished themselves.
Second point is that unrealistic expectations also came from Wilson's 14 points as he promised self-determination and instead Germany became militarily weak and lost 13% of its territory.
Third point is that the signing process of the Treaty was itself seen as a Diktat or Dictated Peace and so they felt horror from being forced to sign it.
What can be the fourth point?
I know you briefly mentioned reparations but I really think it could expand into its own point. Germany having to take blame for the war (war guilt) so they had to pay money (can't remember specific amount) to different countries. So Germany was in great debt leading them to have to borrow money to pay this. However this lead to the wall Street crash causing poverty amongst the German people causing resentment towards the Weimar government.
Just a very brief summary, hopefully you'll be able to pad it out with your own knowledge 😊
If you find appropriate when speaking about Wilson's 14 points, mention the Treaty of Brest Litovsk and its terms, as the Germans should not have expected a treaty based on them seeing as what they imposed on Russia was much harsher.
Oh and in your first point you could also include that, since most German territory had remained intact, people did not see themselves as having been defeated; the Germans signed an armistice, and were being treated as a defeated power.
Hope these ideas helped!