Essay on World War I And The Treaty Of Versailles

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On January 18, 1918, the allied countries started the Paris Peace Conference to come up with ideas relating to the defeated powers of World War I. On June 28, 1919, over a year later the Treaty of Versailles was signed. In the Treaty, Germany was to follow a set of terms and conditions following their unconditional surrender. With the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany was made to follow a set of conditions following their unconditional surrender. With the treaty being signed the formation of the League of Nations came out and Germany was not allowed to join for the first ten years. The Rhineland was demilitarized; as to create a military buffer for France. The Saar was given to France for fifteen years, Alsace-Lorraine was returned to France, Posen and the Polish corridor between Germany and East Prussia were given to newly formed Poland, and Danzig made a free city under League of Nations Control. All of the German colonies were taken and given to France and Britain, the German military was restricted to one hundred thousand men, six battleships with no submarine, and no air force. Germany was also to take one hundred percent of the blame for the war and would be forced to pay reparations which totaled out in the end to be 132 billion gold marks. Before the signing on June 28, 1919, Germany had agreed to an armistice with Woodrow Wilson, provided that Wilson upholds his address on September 28, 1918, which was the Fourteen Points. “Germany had appealed to the…

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