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Monday – January 7, 2013 Mr. Lombardi Do Now: Copy the quote: “A bad peace is worse than no peace at all” – Tacitus, Roman Historian Explain what this quote means in your own words Aim: How should a defeated Germany be treated after WWI?
Effects of WWI
Casualties – amount of deaths and injuries suffered during a war. Treaty – a formal agreement or pact. Humiliate – to embarrass or insult, a loss of pride. Treaty of Versailles: World War I Peace Treaty. Signed in France, this treaty formally ended WWI. (Friday’s Vocab) Armistice – an agreement to end fighting Reparations – payments for war damages Treaty of Versailles Vocabulary
What would you do…? As a British/French leader, I would want Germany to: – a) accept full responsibility for causing WWI – b) realize that many countries were to blame for WWI Regarding Germany's military strength, Britain and France would: a) allow Germany to keep its army and navy unchanged b) reduce it by approximately 50% c) reduce it by 90% British and French leaders would want a defeated Germany to: a) surrender all of its colonies b) keep all of its colonies c) surrender half of their colonies As a British/French leader, a defeated Germany should a) be forced to pay enormous amounts of money b) be forced to pay a reasonable amount of money c) not be forced to pay any money
Terms of Treaty of Versailles (only copy the info in bold) 1.Germany was humiliated by being forced to accept full blame for starting WWI. - “The Allied Governments affirm, and Germany accepts, the responsibility for causing all the loss and damage to the Allies and European nations by the aggression of Germany" 2.Germany was stripped of most of their armed forces. - “Germany's army shall be limited to 50,000 soldiers. Her navy shall be all but eliminated. Her air force will be permitted to retain only a few aircraft for defensive purposes only.” 3.Germany lost all of their colonies. - “Germany shall be stripped of all her colonies in Africa and the world.” 4. Germany was forced to pay the Allied government $35 Billion in damages. - Germany shall be forced to pay reparations (damages) in the amount of $35 Billion.”
Activity: With 1 partner- read The Treaty of Versailles handout (DO NOT WRITE ON IT) And answer questions 1-8 on your worksheet
“A bad peace is worse than no peace at all” – Tacitus, Roman Historian Now that we have discussed the WWI peace agreement how would you apply this quote to the Treaty of Versailles- Explain your answers in 2 – 3 FULL SENTENCES
Summary Which result of WWI do you think had the biggest impact on the history of the world?
Cycle 2 Final Exam Monday, January 14 = Thematic Essay Tuesday, January 15 = Multiple Choice Wednesday, January 16 = Finish up/make ups Multiple Choice Exam topics: 1.Industrial Revolution (Unit 3) 2.Age of Imperialism (Unit 4)
Regents Prep Regents Prep - WWI
Critical Thinking Questions: 1.How did the results of WWI leave behind the potential for WWII? 2.How did the end of WWI lead to the downfall of empires? 3.How would you generate a plan to create a fair/just peace treaty? 4.Predict the outcome after the Treaty of Versailles was implemented. 5.How should a defeated Germany be treated after WWI?