Terms of the Treaty of Versailles

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Territorial Terms

  • Alsace-Lorraine was to be returned to France.
  • The Rhineland was to be demilitaried and occupied by allied troops for 15 years. It would remain German.
  • The coal-rich Saar Basin was to be administered by the League of Nations for 15 years before a plebicite decided the region's future.
  • Eupen and Malmedy were to pass to Belgium.
  • Northern Schleswig was to be given access to the Baltic Sea by means of a strip of territory, the "Polish Corridor." Danzig, at the end of the corridor, was to be a "free city" within the customs frontier of Poland and placed under the control of the League of Nations.
  • Posen was to pass to Poland.
  • The future of Silesia was to be decided by a plebicite.
  • Memel was to be placed under international control.
  • The Keil Canal, the River Rhine, and other German rivers and waterways were to be internationalised.
  • Germany had to give up all her overseas colonies. They were to become mandated of the League of Nations.
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