Versailles Treaty

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Versailles Treaty

A 1919 treaty that solemnized the end of World War I. It required Germany, Austria, and Hungary to accept responsibility for causing the war and Germany to pay heavy reparations to the victorious powers. While some scholars disagree, others believe these reparations contributed to Germany's hyperinflation in the early 1920s. In any case, the reparations were humiliating and financially damaging for Germany, which did not make the final payment until 2010.
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In the Treaty of Versailles after World War I, the victorious allies heaped massive debt and reparations on Germany.
Globally, over 30 million people died, and even President Woodrow Wilson was infected in early 1919 while negotiating the Treaty of Versailles.
Thus, he has a few meaty paragraphs comparing the Versailles Treaty and Brest-Litovsk, prefaced by the forthright statement that the terms of the Treaty of Versailles "bore scant resemblance to the sort of vindictive ones imposed by Imperial Germany on Russia.
The book's twelve parts highlight such topics as the influence of the Treaty of Versailles on German-Canadian deportations, reparations, and trade; Canadian immigration policy; German emigration statistics; the role of the Canadian railways, the Lutheran Immigration Board, and the Association of German Canadian Catholics; reports of DAL and VDA informants in Canada; and a survey of Canada's so-called Dzutschtum (that is, areas of settlement, press, churches, politics, and German Days).
Edward Hicks is a largely unremembered Church of England cleric whose life stretched from the early days of Victoria's reign to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.
Hellmuth chose to stay in Japan after the German POWs were released following the signing of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles dictated the wings' return to Belgium, along with various other goods such as livestock, coal, and ships, in 1919.
1935: Hitler breaks Treaty of Versailles and introduces conscription.
By way of comparison, the punitive net transfer of capital forced upon Germany after World War I by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles was only 2.
The book offers a compelling new perspective on the origin of many of today's most critical international issues, starting with the Treaty of Versailles.
IN 1919 during negotiation for the Treaty of Versailles, a Treasury official - John Maynard Keynes - resigned in August, and then wrote one of the most influential books of the 20th century "The Economic Consequences of the Peace".
That action set the stage for the eventual defeat of the Treaty of Versailles in the Senate and American refusal to join the League.
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