Treaty of Versailles 1919
At the end of
World War I,
on June 28, 1919, the Allies made Germany sign the Treaty of Versailles.
took effect on January 10, 1920.
Who Composed the 1919
Treaty of Versailles?
The Big Four, who led the Allies
in drafting the peace settlements, were
David Lloyd George
Vittorio Orlando (Italy)
Georges Clemenceau (France) and
And here they are as such left to right:
THE BIG FOUR OF VERSAILLES 1919
What Did the Treaty
of Versailles Mean for Germany?
Bad news all around.
The Germans had to sign that WWI was
their fault and that they would pay up. In digits that was
$33,000,000,000 in 1921.
And of course, their country was given a
slightly different shape on the map. Germany's overseas colonies in
China, in the Pacific, and in Africa were taken over by the Allies.
By the way, instead of giving the German
colony in China back to China, it was given to Japan. Naturally, this
ticked the Chinese off and they started their
May Fourth Movement.
Here it is for Europe:
GERMANY BEFORE AND AFTER
THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES
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Harsh treaty or not, by 1933
chancellor, was ready to show the nation how to cope with