The Treaty of Versailles

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  • The Treaty of Versailles
    • War guilt
      • Germany had to accept the blame for everything therefore it justifies punishment which means Germany cannot argue
      • No German believes the war to be their fault
    • Reparations
      • Germany had to pay for the damages caused by the war making the country economically weak
      • France, Britain and Belgium will be happy with this outcome because the money would go to them
    • Territories and colonies
      • Their empire was removed to weaken the country and also reduce Germany's influence aeound the world.
      • Britain and France would share these areas leaving the USA disappointed
    • Reduce the armed forces
      • The German military was massively reduced and the treaty stated that they were allowed no planes, tanks or submarines. they were allowed six battleships and 100,000 men
      • France no longer have to worry about Germany attacking them and Britain still have the largest navy. America believes France and Germany to have gone too far
      • Germany is weak and humiliated as they cant defend themselves and even feel threatened by Poland
    • The League of Nations
      • The League of Nations was set up to prevent another war from taking place. The nations were to speak peacefully instead of fighting
      • Germany wasn't allowed to join as the League of Nations was seem as the 'Victor Club'
  • The Treaty of Versailles was the peace treaty which officially ended WW1
  • It was signed at the Palace of Versailles in Paris in June 1919


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