Germany 1918-39

A Brief overview of different events that happened in Germany between 1918 and 1939.

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Why was the Armistice signed?

It was a forced agreement signed by Germany to say they surrendered in the WWI against the allies.

Germanys army was not failing - their country was:

-food shortages

-soap and washing powder shortages

-all medicine to soldiers

Germans rioted in their anger. Their dictator, Kaiser, was asked to leave by his army, and the Weimer Republic (the new governement) that replaced him signed the Armistice and surrendered at the end of WWI

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The Treaty of Versailles

An agreement which decided what happens to Germany and the rest of Europe after WWI. By Clemenceu (France), Wilson (US) and Lloyd Goerge (Britain) in the palace of Versailles, Paris on the 28th of June 1919. For Germany, this meant:

-Lost 13% of land inc.Raw materials e.g. coal

- Lost All overseas colonies

-Country split in two (giving Poland access to sea)

-Troops not allowed in the Rhineland

-Army reduced to just 100,000

-Navy cut to 15,000 sailors and 6 battleships

-No submarines, tanks or air force

-£6.6billion in reperations

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