The presence of new soldiers from the United States lifted the Allies’ spirit. The Germans were discouraged. In Germany, the German people revolted. The German people were tired of war. Kaiser Wilhelm II fled to the Netherlands. The Germans established a republic
the United States lifted the Allies’ spirit.
The German people were tired of war.
and the new leaders asked for peace.
fighting, was signed on November 11,
that formally ended World War I,
was signed in June 1919.
war guilt clause that blamed Germany
for starting the First World War.
Alsace and Lorraine.
as several new nations were created.
The German people hated the treaty. The treaty crippled Germany economically and resulted in high inflation and rampant unemployment. The harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles would not lead to a lasting peace.