Slides in this set
The First World War ended with the signing of
the armistice in November 1918. However, it
took until June 1919 for the Allies to agree on a
peace treaty. The new German government
was not invited to the discussions. These
discussions took place at Versailles in France
so the treaty was called the Treaty of
What did the German people
The terms of the Treaty of Versailles came as a
real shock to the German people. France and
Britain put pressure on President Wilson and
forced him to accept a treaty that was designed
to seriously weaken Germany.…read more
Part 1 : LAND
Germany lost 13% of its land (and about 6
million people living there)
This lost land contained important raw
materials, such as coal.
Germany was split in two. This was to give
Poland access to the sea.
German troops were not allowed in the
Rhineland. This was to make the French feel
safe from a German attack.
All Germany's overseas colonies were taken
Part 3 : MONEY
Germany had to pay reparations. Most of the
money would go to France and Belgium.
At Versailles no sum was fixed. But in 1921 the
Allies fixed the total amount that Germany had
to pay at £6600 million/£6.6 billion.…read more