The Treaty of Versailles - The key terms and lasting consequences // History GCSE Edexcel

1. What key areas of Germany were lost due to the treaty?

  • Alsace-Lorraine to France, Posen and West Prussia to Poland
  • Hamburg and Alssace-Lorraine to France, Berlin and Posen to Poland
  • Berlin to France, Posen and West Prussia to Poland
  • Posen to France, West Prussia to Poland
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2. What does Dolchstoss mean and how did it apply to the German people?

  • Stabbed in the back - they felt that government had stabbed them in the back, firstly for surrendering despite telling the German people they were winning, and secondly, for signing the treaty
  • Alone - they felt that Germany was being kicked out of foreign affairs and so was left isolated.
  • Scared of other country's power - The other countries were the deciders on the terms of the treaty, the German people had no say in it, making them very scared about the future
  • Glad - The war was finally over and so there was hope that conditions would start improving

3. What was article 231?

  • The territorial sanctions
  • The military sanctions
  • The war guilt clause
  • The reparations sanction

4. How much did Germany have to pay in reparations?

  • £8.8 billion
  • £2 billion
  • £6.6 billion
  • £1 billion

5. How many German people were lost due to the territorial sanctions imposed on Germany through the treaty?

  • 4 million
  • 6 million
  • 21 million
  • 1 million


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