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the treaty of versailles
The Treaty of Versailles

STARTER:

Using the picture:

Finish off the sentence starter using the key words

Contract – 1919 – peace – Germany – France – Britain – America

The Treaty of Versailles was…

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treaty of versailles
Treaty of Versailles

In January 1919 the France, USA and Britain met at the Palace of Versailles near Paris to sort it all out

Germany was not allowed to attend

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Aims of the Treaty of Versailles

Guilt - find some one to blame

Armed forces to be dealt with in Germany

Reparations - who has to pay

German territories - what to do

LEagueof Nations to be formed

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German Politicians: What you want

  • Your country is in a mess
  • You are broke from a war that you lost AND you definitely cannot afford to carry on
  • The people in your country are violently protesting as they are starving and want the war to end
  • You are in no position to argue with the Allies as you cannot afford to go back into war
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David Lloyd George (Britain): What you want

      • Millions of people in your country have died
  • You want Germany to pay for this
  • The people in your country who vote for you also want Germany to pay
  • You do not want another war like this to happen again
  • If Germany do not do as you say you will declare war again
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George Clemenceau(France): What you want?

  • Millions of people in your country have died
  • Your country is completely destroyed
  • The people in your country who vote for you want Germany to pay
  • Germany is right next to you and you are scared of a similar attack in the future
  • You do not want another war like this to happen again
  • If Germany do not do as you say you will declare war again
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Woodrown Wilson (USA): What you want?

  • You are very far from Europe and want peace
  • You want the powers in Europe to get along and reach a compromise
  • You are not interested in getting involved in
  • European politics
  • If Germany do not do as you say you will declare war again
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The Actual Treaty

  • Germany had to accept guilt for the war
  • Germany were allowed no air force, 100,000 man army and no submarines. No German soldiers were allowed near France
  • Germany had to pay 6,600 million pounds in reparation repayments
  • Germany had to hand over ALL colonies to Britain and France
  • Germany was NOT ALLOWED to join the League of Nations and the USA refused to join
  • Germany had no choice but to accept these conditions as if they refused they would have to continue with a war
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  • If I was German I would be most angry about _____________________________________
  • This is because _____________________________________
  • I think the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles will be
  • _________________________________________________
  • If I could change history and rewrite the Treaty of Versailles I would change
  • _________________________________________________
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The Treaty of Versailles

If I was German I would be most angry about _____________________________________

This is because _____________________________________

I think the consequences of the Treaty of Versailles will be

_________________________________________________

If I could change history and rewrite the Treaty of Versailles I would change

_________________________________________________