There were, of course, very many terms in the Treaty of Versailles. Let us look at some of the more important ones:
- German war guilt clause. This clause forced Germany to admit guilt for the war -- to admit that the war was their fault.
- War reparations. This forced Germany to pay for various costs that the Allied nations incurred in the fighting of the war.
- German military dismantled. The Germany military was significantly weakened by the treaty. It could not, for example, have an air force.
- Taking of German territory. Many parts of what had been Germany were cut away from that country and given to other countries or made into new countries. This included taking away all of Germany's foreign colonies.