History-The Treaty of Versailles

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The terms of the Treaty of Versailles

Each of the defeated countries had to sign a different treaty with the victorious Allies. The most important treaty was with Germany, called the Treaty of Versailles. Wilson, Clemenceau and George had to make compromises and none of them were happy with the final treaty. In the end, the Treaty was harsh. Its terms can be divided into five areas:

  • Guilt for the war
  • Armed forces
  • Reparations
  • German territories
  • League of Nations

Guilt for the war

Germany was forced to accept the blame for starting the war. Most Germans were outraged by this.

Armed forces

Germany was fored to make major cuts in its armed forces to a level well below what it had been in 1914.  German forces

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