The Fourteen Points and The Treaty of Versailles

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  • Reparations—This amount would have taken until 1984 for Germany to pay off.
  • The Fourteen Points and The Treaty of Versailles

    1. 1. The Fourteen PointsWrite a list of points or rules for countries. These rules should bedesigned to prevent future wars. •Financial payments? •Militaries? •Territory? •Alliances? •New peacekeeping organizations? •Blame or responsibility for starting war?
    2. 2. German Territorial Losses After the Treaty of Versailles http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:German_losses_after_WWI.svg
    3. 3. The main terms of the Versailles Treaty were: 1. The surrender of all German colonies to be controlled by the newly created League of Nations 2. The return of Alsace-Lorraine (German/French border) to France 3. German land used to create the new countries of Czechoslovakia and Poland; 4. Elections to be held in northern Schleswig (Denmark) to settle the Danish-German frontier 5. Demilitarization and a fifteen-year occupation of the Rhineland 6. German reparations of 32 billion (almost 400 billion today) 7. A ban on an alliance between Germany and Austria 8. An acceptance of Germanys guilt in causing the war 9. Trial of the former Kaiser and other war leaders 10. Limitation of Germanys army to 100,000 men with no conscription, no tanks, no heavy artillery, no poison-gas supplies, no aircraft and no airships. The limitation of the German Navy to vessels under 100,000 tons, with no submarines
    4. 4. Treaty of Versailles and Germany League of Territorial Military War Guilt Nations Losses Restrictions• Germany and • Alsace-Lorraine • Limited the size of • All guilt placed onAustria excluded returned to FRA Germany’s military Germany • Germany • Can’t import •Forced to pay surrendered colonies weapons reparations • No airplanes, submarines, tanks,

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