Treaty of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles

Post  CicelyS on Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:33 am

After World War One ended in 1918, countries involved joined together to figure out what to do next. Eventually, the Treaty of Versailles was written up. It involved Germany paying reparations which were extremely excessive (33 billion USD), cutting down their military and more. Germany was also completely blamed for the war, which was not fair in the least. While Germany was struggleing to pay France, they had to declare that they could pay no more. After this, Germany and France joined together to figure out how they could make the deal work. In the end, Germany ended up getting a loan to help stabalize their economy. Since they had had such a large debt, they printed too much money, therefore having economic inflation and their money was practically valueless. When you see photos from back then, you can see families giving stacks and stacks of money to their children to play with, and even lighting fires with their bills. You can truly see what kind of a state Germany was in.

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Post  Joshua T on Mon May 04, 2015 3:21 pm

In this Treaty, Germany basically signed to take full responsibility of the war. They had to cut down their military. They also had to pay for the war. If they did not pay, they would loose all of their trading contacts.

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