Treaty of Versailles

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Europe 1919.0628

Treaty of Versailles

The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (28 June 1919)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

While Europe united to crush Communism, the Allies imposed the Treaty of Versailles on Germany. The effects of this Treaty were to: restrict Germany's ability to wage war; force Germany to pay huge reparations for the War; surrender German territory to France, Belgium, and Poland; make Danzig a free city; and create plebiscite zones with Denmark and Poland (where the local people would later vote for which country they would belong to).

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Hungarian-Romanian War begins

German army retakes Munich

Treaty of Versailles

Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending its state of war with the Allied Powers. The treaty requires Germany to accept War Guilt, disarm, cede 65,000 square km of territory containing 7 million people to its neighbors, and pay considerable reparations (assessed to be 132 billion Marks in 1921).

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