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Key topic
1:
the Treaty of Versailles
contents
political problems, 1918 to 1923 .
The Diktat Left and right wing
the Allies political problems, 1918 to 1928 .
the results Political Parties
the terms political problems, 1918 to 1928 .
Spartacist league
dolchstoss
political problems, 1918 to 1928 .
The Kapp Putsch
the Weimar Republic political problems, 1918 to 1928 .
The constitution introduction Unrest subsides
the constitution terms 1 recovery ­ The Stresemann era .
the constitution terms 2 Dawes Plan
economic problems, 1918 to 1923 . . Young plan
Bankruptcy recovery ­ the Stresemann era . The
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Key topic The Treaty of
1:
The Diktat Versailles On 11 November
1918, just two days
David Lloyd George Britain after the Kaiser had
abdicated, Matthias
Georges Clemenceau Erzberger,
France
representing the new
Woodrow Wilson u/s/a government, signed
the armistice.
The allied leaders
The Germans had 15 days to respond to the
drew Treaty.
up the peaceIt
said Germany had to accept the blame for starting the
treaty.
war, pay reparations and agree to reductions in the
German army.
The Germans asked for several changes but the Allies
would not negotiate.…read more

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Key topic The Treaty of
1: The
Versailles
results
The Germans hated the Treaty.
They blamed Germany's new political leaders for signing
the Treaty.
This weakened the new government.
Right. The vampire and bats
represent the allies. The
woman is Germany.…read more

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Key topic The Treaty of
1:
Versailles The
· Germany had to pay reparations to the allies, 1921
terms
Fixed at 136,000 million marks, £6600 million
Altogether Germany lost about
13% of its European territory,
· Germany lost all its colonies
almost 50% of its iron and 15%
The 11 German colonies in Africa and the Far east were
of its given
coal as `mandates'
reserves.
territories to look after
· German military forces were cut
The army was limited to 100,000 and could only be used within Germany
The Navy was limited to 6 battleships, 6 cruisers, 12 destroyers, no
submarines, no air force and 12 torpedo boats. The rest were destroyed.
The Rhineland was demilitarised. The army wasn't allowed in the Rhineland,
which bordered France
· Germany lost land
Alsace and Lorraine was lost to France, Eupen and Malmédy were lost to…read more

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Key topic The Treaty of
1: dolchsto
Versailles
The treaty of Versailles was unpopular because the German
not actually lost.
ss
Army had never been defeated in the war. It had failed to win but
It weakened the
popularity of the
Critics of the Treaty claimed that the army could have fought
Weimar, causedon.
lasting political protest
They said that the army had been betrayed by politicians in Berlin.
and it harmed the
economy.
Dolchstoss ..."Stabbed in the back"
Even Ebert, the new chancellor, greeted the return of the German Army to
Berlin in December 1918 with:
"Your sacrifice and deeds are without
parallel. No enemy defeated you!"
Ebert had lost two sons in the war and never accepted defeat.
The politicians who signed the Treaty of Versailles became known as the…read more

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