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The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919. Find out why the treaty was greeted with such shock and disbelief by Germany in this video.

Terms of the Treaty of Versailles

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Key points

  • The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919.
  • Germany was held responsible for all the losses and damages of the war.
  • All of Germany's colonies went to France and Britain. Their army and navy were restricted and they were not allowed an airforce.
  • They were forbidden from uniting with Austria or joining the League of Nations
  • The Rhineland, on the border between Germany and France, had to be de-militarized.

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