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Explain any five terms of the Treaty of Versailles.

Asked by Topperlearning User 7th April 2015, 9:39 AM
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Following are five important terms of the Treaty of Versailles:

  1. The Treaty held Germany guilty of aggression.
  2. Germany was made responsible for the payment of the losses and damages suffered by the Allies during the First World War. The reparations to be paid were 33 billion dollars. It was decided that Germany would have to cede its merchant ships to the Allies and provide massive amount of coal to France, Belgium and Italy for a period of five years.
  3. The Rhine Valley was to be completely demilitarized and the area west of the Rhine was to be occupied by the soldiers of Allies for 15 years.
  4. Germany also had to cede the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine to France; Eupen-et-Malmedy to Belgium and Schleswig to Denmark. Danzig was made a Free Port in the Polish territory.
  5. Germany had to cede parts of her pre-War territory to Denmark, Belgium, Poland, Czechoslovakia and France.
Answered by Expert 7th April 2015, 11:39 AM
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