Centenary Anniversary: Treaty of Versailles

Date of Anniversary: 28 June 2019
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The Treaty of Versailles formally ended hostilities between Germany (the other Central Powers were delivered separate treaties) and the Allies. It also imposed terms on Germany as the defeated party.

Amongst the terms laid out in the Treaty of Versailles were:

Germany was to accept responsibility (alongside Austria-Hungary) for causing the First world War; Germany was to pay reparations to the Allies; Germany was to make territorial concessions; German imperial possessions were to be confiscated; the German Army was to consist of no more than 100,000 men.

The terms were accepted, but criticised by some contemporaries as being too harsh and counter-productive to the peace process and the reconstruction of the post-war world.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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