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Copy of The Treaty of Versailles

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Chad Angel

on 24 October 2016

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Transcript of Copy of The Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles

The Participants
The Big Four
The Negotiations
Where and When?
Germany Not Invited
What should be the objectives of a good treaty?
to establish and
maintain peace
to ensure justice for
all concerned
to establish and maintain
political stability
to establish and maintain
economic stability
A successful treaty must meet all of the objectives for all countries involved and should not be biased in favor of winning nations.
What did the Big Four want?
The United States?
The Terms of the Treaty
Germany had to:
1 - accept sole responsibility for starting the war (War Guilt Clause)
2 - to pay for damages ($30 billion) which occurred in the war (reparations)
3 - give up its colonies
4 - give up its armed forces
the German navy was reduced to a few surface ships
the army was cut to 100,000 men who did police, not military, duties
the air force was totally abolished
5 - give up much home territory to redraw the map of Europe
The Effects of the Treaty
heavily biased against Germany
caused anger in Germany and resentment toward the Weimar Republic
became a political platform for...
Palace of Versailles outside of Paris - the treaty was signed on June 28, 1919. Five years after the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party
Control over the territory that had been Austria.
Extreme punishment of the Central Powers - namely Germany
A weakened Germany, but not as punishing as France
A fair and lasting peace agreement
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