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1 End of WWI: The Treaty of Versailles “Palace of Versailles, France,”

2 Vocabulary Peace Agreement ArmyColoniesHarsh Reparations HumiliationAir ForceTreatyNavy Financial Burden DebtBlameBitterness

3 Vocabulary Treaty: An official agreement between countries Peace agreement: A treaty that officially ends a war Reparations: Paying money to make amends and repair damages to those who have been wronged Financial Burden: The responsibility of paying a large amount of money Debt: money that is owed to someone else

4 Vocabulary Army: Military equipped for fighting on land Navy: Military equipped for fighting at sea Air force: Military equipped for fighting in the air Colonies: Territories under the political control of a foreign power (imperialism)

5 Vocabulary ●Harsh: cruel, severe, unpleasant ●Humiliation: injuring the dignity or self-respect of another ●Blame: assign responsibility or fault for a wrongdoing ●Bitterness: Anger at being treated unfairly

6 Positive (+) and Negative (-) words Peace Agreement ArmyColoniesHarshReparations HumiliationAir ForceTreatyNavy Financial Burden DebtBlameBitterness +-

7 The Treaty of Versailles Read “The Treaty of Versailles” section on page 24-5 of textbook. Find 4 main terms imposed on Germany: 1. Germany takes blame for starting the war (war guilt clause) 2. Only allowed a small army and no navy or air force 3. Surrenders all overseas colonies 4. Germany to pay billions of dollars in war reparations

8 Before and After Europe 1914Europe 1919 “Europe 1914,” “Europe in 1919,”

9 German Territory Lost “German Territorial Losses after the Treaty of Versailles,”

10 Who was blamed for WWI? Allies (Britain, France, Russia)Central Powers (Germany) Equal

11 Recall: Who Caused WWI? Long TermShort Term ●Militarism ●Alliance System ●Imperialism ●Nationalism ●Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

12 Who Caused WWI? Allies (Britain, France, Russia)Central Powers (Germany) Equal

13 How Fair was the Treaty of Versailles? Completely UnfairCompletely Fair

14 Writing your opinion… Did Germany have a right to be angry about the Treaty of Versailles? Why or why not? Hint: You should talk about… - Who was blamed? - Who should have been blamed? - How unfair was it?


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