History- The end of the First World War; Background to the Treaty of Versailles.

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Were the peace treaties of 1919-1923 fair?

The effects of the First World War

  • Large areas of northern France and Belgium were in ruins.
  • The Governments of Germany and Austria-Hungary had collapsed. These countries were defeated and exhausted.
  • The victorious powers were also exhausted. Britain and Frane were almost bankrupt. Only the USA was in a strong financial position.
  • Many people in Britain and France felt that Germany was responsible for starting the war and should be severly punished


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