Treaty Of Versailles (1919)

The treaty between the allied powers and Germany that ended World War I. It was aimed mainly at ensuring that Germany would never again be a military power. Germany ceded Alsace-Lorraine to France, parts of Prussia and Silesia to Poland (leading to the creation of the "Polish corridor"), and part of Schlerwig to Denmark. All the German colonies wre transferred to the League of Nations as mandated territories. The German army was limited to 100,000 men and the navy to six battleships, twelve cruisers, and twelve destroyers. The allies were to occupy the Rhineland for up to 15 years, and Germany undertook not to fortify the left bank of the Rhine. Responsibility for causing the war was accepted by Germany, which agreed to pay Reparations for allied loss and damage.

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