The terms of the Treaty of Versailles were extremely harsh towards Germany who had taken responsibility for the war. France, Britain and Italy wanted to take revenge and punish the Germans.
Wilson's Fourteen Points Plan was criticized for being to lenient towards Germany and were scuttled and by the other leaders of the Allies. The terms of Treaty of Versailles detailed territorial and military changes and addressed War-Guilt provisions that demanded massive amounts of money (Reparations) as compensation for the Great War. The terms of Treaty of Versailles did however create the League of Nations as suggested in President Wilson's 14 Points.
Treaty of Versailles for kids: The Armistice
What was the 1919 Treaty of Versailles?
Who signed the Treaty of Versailles?
The Effect of the Treaty of Versailles with Germany
Treaty of Versailles with Germany: Other Treaties with Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey
Austria: Treaty of Saint Germain (10 Sept 1919)
Hungary: Treaty of Trianon (4 June 1920)
Bulgaria: Treaty of Neuilly (27 Nov 1919)
Turkey: Treaty of Sèvres (10 Aug 1920)
The Major Provisions and Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
Terms of the Treaty of Versailles: Summary of Military Changes
The terms limited the German army to 100,000 men.
Germany was not allowed heavy artillery or tanks.
Germany was not allowed to have an Airforce
The German navy was restricted to 15,000 with six battleships and no submarines were allowed.
The Rhineland was demilitarized, meaning the German army was allowed to go there
Terms of the Treaty of Versailles: Summary of Territory Changes
Germany was forbidden to unite with Austria
Alsace-Lorraine was returned to France
The Territory of the highly industrialized Saar Basin was to be occupied and governed by Britain and France for 15 years. The Saar coalfields were ceded to France for 15 years
The Germany was required to cede land to France, Belgium, Denmark, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
All of Germany's colonies were taken and given to Britain and France as 'Mandates'
Danzig was made a free city under the control of the League of Nations
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