The Terms of the Treaty of Versailles

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  • The Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
    • Territorial arrangements
      • Plebiscite decided that Germany was to surrender ownership of land
        • Plebiscite: a vote by people on one specific issue
        • Eupen-Malmedy, Alsace -Lorraine, West Prussia and Posen, Upper Silesia, Austria, Kiel Canal and rivers and Rhineland
    • War Guilt
      • Germany was forced to sign the War Guilt clause (Article 231) accepting the blame for causing the war and all responsibility for loss and damage.
    • Reparations
      • Fixed by the Inter-Allied Reparations Commissions- the IARC
      • fixed at £6600 million
      • Germany to make substantial payments eg) Coal
      • The Saar to be under the control of the League until 1935, when there was to be a plebiscite.
        • Until then all coal production was to be given to France
          • Germany to make substantial payments eg) Coal
    • Disarmament
      • Germany to abolish conscription and to reduce its army to 100,000.
        • No tanks or big guns allowed
        • The Rhineland was to be demilitarised from the French frontier to a line 32 miles east of the Rhine (Rhineland remained part of Germany)
      • Germany was allowed no military aircraft
        • Germany Navy was limited considerably
          • 6 battleships, 6 cruisers, 12 destroyers, 12 torpedo boats and 0 submarines
    • Maintaining Peace
      • The Treaty also set out the Covenant of the League of Nations, which included the aims and organisation of the League.
        • Germany had to accept the League but it was initially not allowed to join.

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