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GCSE International relations 1900-1939

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The Treaty of Versailles

1) List the main features of the treaty of Versailles

The Paris Peace Conference opened on 12th January 1919, meetings were held at various locations in and around Paris until 20th January, 1920. Leaders of 32 states representing about 75% of the world's population, attended. However, negotiations were dominated by the five major powers responsible for defeating the Central Powers: the United States, Britain, France, Italy and Japan. Important figures in these negotiations included Georges Clemenceau(France) David Lloyd George (Britain), Vittorio Orlando(Italy), and Woodrow Wilson(United States).

The main terms of the Versailles Treaty were:

(1) The surrender of all German colonies as League of Nations mandates.

(2) The return of Alsace-Lorraine to France.

(3) Cession of Eupen-Malmedy to Belgium, Memel to Lithuania, the Hultschin district to


(4) Poznania, parts of East Prussia and Upper Silesia to Poland.

(5) Danzig to become a free city under league of nation control.

(6) Plebiscites had to be held in northern Schleswig to settle the Danish-German frontier;

(7) Occupation and special status for the Saar under French control;

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