The peace treaties after the First World War

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Why was the Paris Peace Conference held?
To sort out what would happen to the defeated countries after the First World War.
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Who was the Conference dominated by?
'The Big Three': Wilson President of the USA, Clemenceau Prime Minister of France and Lloyd George Prime Minister of Britain
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What were the main things they disagreed on?
How to treat Germany, the League of Nations and Wilson's Fourteen Points.
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How many treaties were there? Which dealt with Germany?
There were a number of Treaties — one for each of the defeated countries. The Treaty of Versailles dealt with Germany.
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What were the main terms of the Treaty of Versailles?
Germany accepted blame for starting the war; had to pay reparations; lost land, industry, population and colonies; and was forced to disarm.
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How did the people of Germany feel about the Treaty?
They were appalled by the Treaty but Germany had no choice but to sign it.
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What were Germany's post-war problems?
Attempted revolutions and hyperinflation, which they blamed on the Treaty. But the Treaty was not the sole reason for these problems.
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The Treaty set up the League of Nations, what was its role?
To enforce the Treaty of Versailles and to help prevent another war.
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What were peoples opinions on the Treaty of Versailles at the time?
It varied: some people thought it was too lenient on Germany, others that it was too harsh and would lead to Germany wanting revenge.
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Who did the other treaties deal with?
Germany's allies and were built on similar principles to the Treaty of Versailles.
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