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

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

  • 21 million
  • 6 million
  • 1 million
  • 4 million
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2. What was one reason why this treaty was resented so much by the German people?

  • The German government had done it by choice.
  • They had never actually been defeated - when they surrendered the nearest front was 450 km from Berlin. They had also been told throughout the war that they were going to win.
  • The Kaiser had spoken to Germany after it was signed about the unfairness of the treaty.
  • It had been obvious that Germany was not going to win the war, so why hadn't the government been stronger and rejected the treaty of versailles if they had had so long to prepare?

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

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

  • Hamburg and Alssace-Lorraine to France, Berlin and Posen to Poland
  • Alsace-Lorraine to France, Posen and West Prussia to Poland
  • Posen to France, West Prussia to Poland
  • Berlin to France, Posen and West Prussia to Poland

5. How many men was Germany's army reduced to?

  • 50,000
  • 100,000
  • 200,000
  • 150,000

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