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The Treaty of Versailles

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Rae Mann

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Transcript of The Treaty of Versailles

Who was involved?
Many countries were involved and asked to sign the treaty.
The main politicians involved were David Lloyd George (From Britain) Georges Clemenceau (From France) and Woodrow Wilson (From America) and they are the ones that had the ideas for the treaty. They debated for months before they agreed.
Why was this important to Canada politically?
Canada had just been given more recognition for winning many battles such as the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Their recognition caused them to get offered 2 seats and invited to the League of Nations. This was significant because Canada used to be represented by Britain, but at they were allowed the same amount of representation as other small countries.
Why was this important to Canada Economically?
Part of the treaty was that Germany had to take full recognition for starting the war. This included paying a large amount of money, some of which went to Canada because they won the war. Canada also had to support the war throughout it, which led to industrial and manufacturing growth so it was stronger by the time the war ended. The end of World War One was also the end of the wartime economy, which made some Canadians have to adjust their jobs and change the economy.
The Treaty of Versailles

What is the Treaty of Versailles?
The Treaty of Versailles was the treaty that ended World War One. The allies met earlier to talk about the treaty. Germany had a lot of complaints about it at first, but finally signed it. World War One ended on November 11th, 1918,which was when the treaty was signed. It was established as a peace settlement but it also made Germany take full responsibility for starting the war. The treaty was also the reason for The League of Nations, which was to prevent any other wars.

Where did it take place?
The treaty was signed at the vast Versailles Palace near Paris
Duffy, Micheal, Primary Documents - Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919, Micheal Duffy, Saturday August 22nd, 2009

W. Steward WALLACE, Treaty of Versailles (1919), Toronto, University Associates of Canada, March 2005

Andersson, M, World War One- The Treaty of Versailles , Historyonthenet, 25/02/2013

I used this text to double check dates and information, and to read about the League of Nations. ( Canadian Sources: Investigated 1914 to the present) Freeman-Shaw & Haskings-Winner) -The direct text used was sited in the slide it was used in.

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Why was this important to Canada politically?
Canada's 2 seats were taken by Sir Robert Borden, Sir George Foster, the Hon. A. L. Fifton, and the Hon. C. J. Doherty. With Canada finally getting it's own representation and from winning many battles, Canada started getting more recognition and ending up making Canada to have a stronger political sovereignty .
Why was this important to Canada in terms of Military?
Throughout the war, Canada ended up many battles which improved their national status. While winning battles, Canada built up its military resources. When the treaty was signed, Germany also had most of it's military resources suspended.
Why is this important to Canada socially?
Canada was impacted a lot socially. It ended up allowing women to have more rights, including the right to vote and the ability to be in the workforce.
The Battle ofVimy Ridge
Canadians fought many battles in WWI. The first one they participated in was the Battle of Ypres. They went on to do other battles with the British. Canada never independently planned and fought a battle without Britain, which is what made the Battle of Vimy Ridge so significant. It was the first battle they planned and fought on their own and they ended up winning. This proved Canada's independence while showing other countries that they didn't have to rely on Britain and could be successful on their own. This helped Canada gain a stronger national status, which led to them getting offered 2 seats.
Why it's the most important event in WWI
Without the Treaty of Versailles, World War One wouldn't have ended. It help put an end to an awful war and made Germany pay starting it. It was significant for Canada because they got offered 2 seats in the League of Nations and got a stronger national status, it effected womens rights a lot and it effected their economy at the time. It made Canada a stronger country in total and was the most significant to WWI because it was the treaty that ended it.
League of Nations
The League of Nations goals were to prevent any other wars and to solve any remaining problems between countries. It was mainly to prevent another world war. It was a similar idea to what the UN is today.

Why was this important to Canadians economically? (proof)

"Article 235: In order to enable the Allied and Associated Powers to proceed at once to the restoration of their industrial and economic life, pending the full determination of their claims, Germany shall pay in such installments and in such manner (whether in gold, commodities, ships, securities or otherwise) as the Reperation Commission may fix, during 1919, 1920 and the first four months of 1921, the equivalent of 20 000 000 000 gold marks. " (Freeman-Shaw & Haskings-Winner, 69)

This proves that Germay had to pay a large fee, which benefited Canada economically.
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