Impact of Treaty of Versialles

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  • Impact of the Treaty of Versailles
    • Terms of the Treaty
      • 13% of the land lost
      • 48% iron production lost
      • 6 million citizens absorbed in another country
      • War Guilt Clause - Article 231
        • Accept blame for starting the war in 1914
        • Pay compensation caused to Allied powers
    • Reaction of the Treaty
      • Stoked shame and humiliation
      • Diktat - dictated peace
      • Scapegoat
        • Weimar gov and politicians blamed
      • 19th June 1919 - Chancellor Scheidemann resigned
      • Politicians
        • Called terms Gewaltfrieden (enforced peace)
      • November Criminals had Dolchstoss
        • Stabbed in the back
        • Signed the agreement
    • Territorial Terms
      • All colonies given to the Allied Powers
      • Saar to be administered by League of Nations
      • No union with Austria
      • Danzig to be a free city
    • Military Terms
      • Army to not exceed 100,00
      • Rhineland demilitarised
      • No naval vessel to be greater than 10,000 tons
      • No submarines
    • Financial terms
      • Coal to be mined in the Saar by Framce
      • Reparation at £6.6 million
      • Cattle and sheep given as reparations

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