I am intrigued with the life of Marie Antoinette and I’ve walked Versailles imagining that I was retracing her footsteps. I’ve visited her cell in Paris and in the Place de Concorde trying to imagine the guillotine, the crowds, and the smell of blood. Was she a traitorous queen or a martyred wife and mother?
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*****In 1914 a major world war broke out. It was called World War One. This war came to an end in 1918 when an armistice was signed between Germany and the Allies. Later in 1919 a treaty was signed between Germany and the Allied powers. It was called the Treaty of Versailles because it was signed at the Palace of Versailles in France. One of the people behind the treaty was the United States’ president Woodrow Wilson. Many of his ideas came into play with the treaty. Like the Fourteen Points. The Treaty of Versailles helped set the stage for another world war less than twenty years later. This is so because the treaty blamed most of the war on Germany. This, of course made Germany mad. The treaty said that Germany had to pay money in reparations, that it had to surrender land, and restrictions were put on its military. This helped set the stage for another world war less then twenty years later.
***The Treaty of Versailles caused many problems but did fix some problems too. The treaty consisted of several important terms. One of the terms was that Germany was to be blamed for the war. This was known as the “war guilt” clause. Germany lost a lot of territory and their military got restrictions placed on them. Their military was reduced to 10,000 soldiers. This was not good because if another country wanted to go to war with Germany then Germany would most likely be outnumbered. Germany also had to pay 33 billion dollars in reparations to the Allied powers. Besides all this, Germany was prohibited from importing, manufacturing weapons, or war material. This included submarines and air forces. The territory that Germany lost was Alsace-Lorraine which went back to France. Also all Germany’s colonies in Africa were surrendered. Another thing that came out of the Treaty of Versailles was the League of Nations. The League of Nations’ goal was to keep peace among nations. Germany and Russia were excluded from the League of Nations. These things helped set the stage for another world war less than twenty years later.
******The Treaty of Versailles didn’t just deal with Germany. It also dealt with Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire. Austria-Hungary was split into Austria and Hungary. Also Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia were created. For the Ottoman Empire, they were forced to give up a lot of their territory. The only territory that they kept was Turkey. The countries that were made were Palestine, Iraq, and Transjordan. These were under British control. Syria and Lebanon were under France control. Russia also lost territory. Out of this we get Romania and Poland countries. Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania became independent nations from Russia. The territorial divisions of these countries helped set the stage for another world war less than twenty years later……………..
Now i need a 4th paragraph and a 5TH. BUT I CANT THINK OF THEM! PLZ HELP!!!!
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