Versailles Treaty


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Versailles Treaty: World War 1

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Arguably, a more balanced Versailles treaty would have resulted in German domestic theatre that could have rebuffed Nazi advances.
In the fight over the Versailles Treaty, La Follette's side prevailed.
Thus, the Versailles Treaty was the first international treaty to deal with the national issues on labor law on an international scale (Fontaine, 1935: 5-7).
And on the Versailles Treaty, Wilson was right that Senate Republicans merely wanted to score political points and undercut his prestige.
It was deprived of the USA participation because the American Congress refused to ratify the Versailles Treaty, the Soviet Russian participation which was not invited not even to Paris between 1919 and 1920 as well as the support of the defeated states.
The Coventry Stakes runner-up Cristoforo Colombo, who clipped heels and fell in the Phoenix Stakes, is a half-brother to Middle Park Stakes winner Crusade; nine-length Leopardstown maiden winner Afonso De Sousa is a half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown; and Dundalk winner George Vancouver is out of Grade 1 heroine Versailles Treaty.
The world news in March 1935 covered such events as Persia being renamed Iran, Hitler announcing that he was rearming Germany thus violating the Versailles treaty and Porky The Pig making his cartoon debut in the Looney Tunes film, I Haven't Got A Hat.
Under the Versailles Treaty, which specific German aircraft had priority in seizure as reparations?
He had written the prescient Economic Consequences of the Peace, denouncing the Versailles Treaty for imposing crushing reparations on Germany, which, Keynes discerned, required the bankrupt country to "hand over to the Allies the whole of her surplus production in perpetuity."
Moore instead discovers complexity, especially in the 1930s, because of the supposed 'open-mindedness' of the interwar American who could agree with Hitler that the Versailles treaty was unfair and/or believe that Hitler was right in his anticommunism.
While the devastating economic effects of the Versailles Treaty and a centuries-deep well of anti-Semitism partially explain why ordinary Germans aided or averted their eyes from the ravages of World War II and the Holocaust, this book weaves a rich cloth from German voices past and present, the letters of the dead, and the personal recollections of the living.
ETUC General Secretary John Monks has likened the terms of the loans to the 1919 Versailles Treaty - the peace agreement that ended the First World War and forced Germany to pay punitive reparations to the allied powers - saying they "reduce member states to quasi colonial status".