What were the main provisions of the Treaty of Versailles?
The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty which was ratified in 1919. In essence, the treaty blamed Germany for causing World War One and we see this clearly through the 440 articles it contained. As the previous educator has mentioned, the treaty forced Germany to concede a lot of its territory. Some examples include the return of Alsace-Lorraine and the Saar to France, the return of the Hultschin district to Czechoslovakia and Eupen-Malmedy to Belgium. Parts of Upper Silesia and East Prussia were also given back to Poland. The Rhineland was also demilitarised which means that the Germany army was not allowed to go there.
Politically, the treaty also forbade a future union between Germany and Austria and Germany was not allowed to join the League of Nations.
Controversially, Germany was forced to admit that it was responsible for all of the loss and damage which came as a result of the war. This is known as the War Guilt Clause (Article 231).
You can read the terms of the treaty using the reference link provided.
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