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War guilt ­ Germany was made to accept the responsibility for the war
thereby enabling the writers of the treaty both to insist punishment
and to claim compensation.
Reparations ­ Germany was forced to pay compensation at £6.6 billion
on April 1921, it had to be paid by money and goods to the Allies.
Territorial changes ­ land was taken away from Germany and was
given to other countries.
Plebiscites ­ in areas of controversy where nationalities did not
dominate convincingly votes were taken to decide their fate. As a
result, Germany held on to the Saar region in 1935 after 15 years of
control by the LON, and parts of upper Silesia went to Poland. Alsace
Lorraine was given back to France.
Anchluss ­ union with Austria was forbidden.
Rhineland ­ the Rhineland was to be kept demilitarized and occupied
for 15 years to serve as a buffer zone between Germany and France.
Limited army ­ germany was limited to having only [1] 100,000 men
with no conscription, [2] no tanks, [3] no heavy artillary, [4] no
poison gas supplies, [5] no aircraft, [6] no airships, [7] no General
Staff, [8] limitation of navy to vessels under 10,000 tons, [9] no
submarines and [10] no airforce.
Surrender colonies ­ all of Germany's colonies were to be surrendered
as LON's mandates.
The creation of the LON ­ the TOV contained the Covenant of the
LON as laid out in Wilson's 14 points. This was to be a world
government set up to resolve disputes peacefully.


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