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Treaty of Versailles

By: Allie Davis and Katie Snitz

audie skweres

on 3 May 2010

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Treaty of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles is the treaty that offically ended World War I. This treaty made Germany recognize the independence of Poland. Czechoslovakia, and Austria. They were forced to leave them alone, and they could not interfere with the new countries.
The German military was forced to be limited to no more than 100,000 men, they could only have a certain number of weapons, and they could not have an air force anymore. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty_of_Versailles,_English_version.jpg It didn't matter if some countries had won or lost, Germany had to pay for the total war damages for ALL countries. Also, Germany was forced to become a democracy. The treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, at the Palace of Versailles. http://goeurope.about.com/cs/france/a/versailles.htm Although the treaty was signed at the palace, the peace conference for it was in Paris. This conference excluded Germany. The Palace of Versailles is near Paris, in France. The Palace of Versailles has different sections. The hall of mirrors is the specific place the treaty was signed. http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/text/versaillestreaty/vercontents.html On June 28, 1919, the Big 4, met to talk about the treaty. The Big 4, President Woodrow Wilson from the U.S., Prime Minister David Lloyd George from the U.K., Premier Clemenceau from France, and Prime Minister Vittorio Orlando from Italy, are the people who were the most directly involved in making the Treaty of Versailles. A presentation by: Katie Snitz and Allie Davis Germany was furious about the clause in the treaty of Versailles that mentioned Germany was responsible for WWI because this gave an excuse to make Germany not only pay for their own reparations, but also for every other country's as well. The anger of the Germans are one of the causes of Hitler's rise to power and WWII. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler Germany was already in a horrible depression and the treaty wasn't helping their economy. When Adolf Hitler said that he'd promise the citizens of Germany a better economy, no one cared about how he made it better as long as they got they wouldn't be in debt anymore.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/A_World_War_1_Story,_Part_6._Hutt_Valley,_Wellington,_New_Zealand,_14_April_1916_(437353411).jpg After 16.5 million people died, the countries involved with The Great War (World War 1) realized they needed to end the war as soon as possible. Just like most wars, the countries who were effected by World War I decided that the war should end with a treaty, and after a long meeting, they all agreed the war was caused by Germany. Because of this, Germany would have to repay all the other countries. http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~walters/web%20103/map%20guadalupe%20hidalgo.gif The Treaty of Versailles is very much like the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago, Mexico was forced to give up about 55% of it's land. This percentage is very close to the percentage in which Germany had to give up. Both treaties were results of war fought between countries. Also, in both of them, the losing team had to give up alot of what they had.
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