Q. 254.4( 20 Votes )

The ‘Treaty of Versailles sowed the seeds of the Second World War. Justify.

Answer :

The effects of she First World War on Germany were

(i) Financially, Germany suffered because the new Weimar Republic was made to pay compensation to the Ailics for the war amounting co �6 billion.

(ii) Germany lost its overseas colonies, as they were annexed and distributed among the Allied Powers.

(iii) Germany was demilitarised to weaken its power.

(iv) Germany lost a tenth of its population, 13 per cent of its territories, 75 per cent of its iron and 26 per cent of its coal to France. Poland, Denmark and Lithuanis.

(v) The Allied armies occupied the resource-rich Rhincland for much of the 1920s, All thcse measures humiliated the Germans and also Hider. To take revenge, Hider annexed power in Germany and waged war against the Allies, thus sowing thc seeds of the Second World War.

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