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Making the peace

  1. 1. Ch. 26, sec. 4
  2. 2. The Costs of War Millions of dead andwounded 1918 Influenza pandemic-20 million dead Reconstructing war zones War debt Allies forced central Powersto pay war Reparations
  3. 3. The Costs of War Look at graphs on p. 649 Which two countries suffered the highest percentageof deaths? Why were American deaths lower than othercountries? What long term impact would deaths and injurieshave on these European countries?
  4. 4. Political Turmoil Government Collapses Russia Germany Austria- Hungary Ottoman Empire Opportunity for radicals to take over Wanted to make extreme changes to thegovernment
  5. 5. The Paris Peace Conference Allies met to decide the fate ofEurope Central Powers and Russia notallowed to attend “Big 3” Leaders Wilson (U.S.) wanted “peacewithout victory” George (Britain) wanted ahero’s victory Clemenceau (France) wantedto punish/weaken Germany
  6. 6. Paris Peace Conference League of Nationsestablished Collectivesecurity Group of nationsmeet to preserveworld widepeace
  7. 7. The Treaty of Versailles Germany gets a bad deal Forced Germany to take blame for the war Germany to pay $30 billion in warreparations Forced to reduce military size Portions of land taken away Germany not happy!!! View maps on p. 651

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