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

1. What does Dolchstoss mean and how did it apply to the German people?

  • Glad - The war was finally over and so there was hope that conditions would start improving
  • Alone - they felt that Germany was being kicked out of foreign affairs and so was left isolated.
  • 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
  • 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
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2. When was the treaty signed?

  • 28th June 1920
  • 22nd June 1918
  • 28th June 1919
  • 13th May 1919

3. What were the 3 lasting effects of the treaty on Germany?

  • It weakened the Weimar republic's popularity, it caused lasting political protest and it destroyed German economy
  • The Weimar republic became unpopular, it caused lasting political protest and it allowed the economy to be steadily rebuilt
  • The Weimar republic became incredibly popular, the economy steadily grew and the Kaiser was able to return
  • Germany was strengthened, the economy steadily improved and foreign affairs flourished

4. What was article 231?

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

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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