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Treaty of Versailles
Kaiser abdicated/German surrender
By November 1918 it was clear that Germany had lost WW1 and the army
told the German Kaiser to abdicate to stop a civil war and so the allies
would be more lineate towards a new government.
The Kaiser fled to Holland as a result. Germany surrendered towards the
allies and made an armistice.…read more

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Treaty of Versailles
Allied Leaders
They were the big three, David Lloyd George (Britain), Georges
Clemenceau (France), and Woodrow Wilson (USA). They made a peace
treaty called the Treaty of Versailles.…read more

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Treaty of Versailles
Diktat
The Treaty of Versailles was a diktat ­ the Germans were not invited to
any negotiations and the treaty was imposed upon them, because of their
military collapse and the economic and political problems they were
forced to accept.…read more

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Treaty of Versailles
Dolchstoss
The German people did not like the Treaty of Versailles and blamed the
new leaders for it; they called them the "November criminals". It was
unpopular because the army had never actually been defeated. They said
the Treaty of Versailles was a dolchstoss or stab in the back. The Treaty of
Versailles weakened the popularity of the Weimar Republic, caused
political protest and harmed the German economy.…read more

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Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
The terms of the Treaty of Versailles were very harsh on the German
people which lead to more hate for the allies and the November criminals.…read more

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