What event took place at Versailles in 1919?
In 1919, many of the world powers met in Versailles, France, to sort out the wreckage of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles is the document that ended open hostilities in Europe in WWI. The provisions contained in it were very punishing against Germany. Massive financial payments were levied, also the German military was greatly restricted in it's size and strength. Large areas of land were taken from Germany. Even though much of the punishment of Germany was justified,many of the German people resented these punitive actions. Among these was a former corporal in the German Army by the name of Adolf Hitler. He determined to rise to power in Germany and by stirring the National pride,he would reverse as many of those "injustices" as possible. He gained power in 1933 and began to rebuild the military. After several bloodless annexations- The Saar,the Rhineland, the Sudaatenland,and Austria and dividing Poland by treaty with the Soviet Union, his next move would plunge Europe into what became World War II. On September 1, 1939 German forces crossed into Poland and quickly over-powered the Polish military. Most historians firmly believe that the way WWI ended laid the foundation for WWII some 20 years later.
Where did the controversial postwar peace conference which imposed draconian terms on Germany take place?
The Treaty of Versailles is peace treaty that ended war between Germany and Allied powers and the treaty was signed on 28 June 1919,but it took six months of negotiations and at Paris Peace Conference the treaty was concluded and registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919 and it signed in the palace of versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany. After six months of negotiations, which took place at the Paris Peace Conference, the treaty was signed as a follow-up to the armistice signed in November 1918 in Compi
The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany. After six months of negotiations which took place at the Paris Peace Conference, the treaty was signed as a follow-up to the armistice signed in November 1918 in Compi