Treaty of Versailles settlement

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  • The Versailles Settlement
    • May 1919 - terms of treaty presented to a horrified Germany.
      • Especially article 231 - war guilt
      • Rather then accept the treaty - Scheidemann gov resigned (20th June)
        • German sailors scuttled their fleet in act of protest + defiance
    • Territorial provision
      • Germany lost territory of economic importance: 20% of coal + 15% agricultural resources
        • Symbolic importance- West Prussia + Posen- given to Poland
          • Alsace-Lorraine to France
      • Rhineland - demilitarized zone: buffer between F+G

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