The Treaty Of Versailles

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The Treaty Of Versailles

  1. 1. THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES Major Provisions
  2. 2. LEAGUE OF NATIONS <ul><li>International peace organization; enemy and neutral nations initially excluded </li></ul><ul><li>Germany and Russia excluded </li></ul>
  3. 3. TERRITORIAL LOSSES <ul><li>Germany returns Alsace-Lorraine to France; French border extended to west bank of Rhine River </li></ul><ul><li>Germany surrenders all of its overseas colonies in Africa and the Pacific </li></ul>
  4. 4. MILITARY RESTRICTIONS <ul><li>Limits set on the size of the German army </li></ul><ul><li>Germany prohibited from importing or manufacturing weapons or war material </li></ul><ul><li>Germany forbidden to build or buy submarines or have an air force </li></ul>
  5. 5. WAR GUILT <ul><li>Sole responsibility for the war placed on Germany’s shoulders </li></ul><ul><li>Germany forced to pay the Allies $33 billion in reparations over 30 years </li></ul>
  6. 6. INTERPRETING CHARTS <ul><li>In what ways did the treaty punish Germany? </li></ul><ul><li>What two provinces were returned to France as a result of the treaty? </li></ul><ul><li>Were the Versailles treaties fair? Why or why not? (consider all the nations affected) </li></ul><ul><li>Why might the European Allies have been more interested in punishing Germany than in creating a lasting peace? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you feel German citizens might have felt about the treaty? Was it fair/right? </li></ul><ul><li>If you had been apart of the Paris Peace Conference, what input would you have given to making the decision as to what should be done to Germany? Why? How might the others present responded to your input? </li></ul>

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