SIT ANYWHERE YOU WANT!. Welcome Back/Pick up notebooks! NVC Negotiating Peace: The Treaty of Versailles Essential Question : What were the terms and conditions of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI? . Warm-Up. What do you remember about how WWI came to an end?. Ending World War I.
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Essential Question: What were the terms and conditions of the Treaty of Versailles that ended WWI?
“May the hand rot that signs this treaty”– German Chancellor Schiedemann, who resigned rather than sign the Treaty of Versailles
“The demands go beyond the power of the German Nation to deal with. We know the hate we are encountering here, and we have heard the passionate demand of the victors, who require us, the defeated, to pay the bill and plan to punish us as the guilty party. We are asked to confess as the sole culprits; in my view, such a confession would be a lie. We emphatically deny that the people of Germany, who were convinced that they were waging a war of defense, should be burdened with the sole guilt of that war.”– Count Brockorff-Rantzau
“Only childish and naïve minds can believe that they can correct the Versailles treaty by begging and pleading. No nation can remove this hand from its throat except by the sword. Only the concentrated might of a national passion, rearing up in its strength, can defy this attempt to enslave the German people”