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Today in History: The Treaty of Versailles

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 10, 2018 at 4:10 PM

On this day (January 10) in 1920, The Treaty of Versailles went into effect, officially ending World War I. The Treaty is quite controversial today with many people believing that it was one of the principle factors causing World War II. It certainly made good propaganda for Hitler and others who wished to reverse the outcome of World War I. Among its many clauses, it forced Germany to accept total responsibility for the outbreak of WWI, took territory from Germany and its empire, limited the size of the German army and demanded 132 billion marks in reparations.

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