The German people, under embargo, who had seen their soldiers on parade in Berlin after the Armistice and being congratulated by the Weimar Republic, had trouble understanding such a condemnation. For their part, the British delegates argued that the Empire had made a major contribution to the Allied victory and were reluctant to relinquish potential territorial gains to the new body. Kitchener, after the British War Minister Lord Kitchener. Instead of creating the conditions for another war with Germany, the Marshall plan brought peace and created an ally of Germany. Most of the fighting had been, of course, on the Belgian and French soil, western front on, or on Russian on the eastern. This feature is limited to our corporate solutions. However, the president encountered strong and growing opposition to the treaty in Congress, and the US never ratified the Treaty of Versailles. She did benefit from it, however, in the enhancement of her national status.