Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Treaty of Versailles in next to no time with this concise guide.
50Minutes provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Treaty of Versailles. The First World War had left Europe in a state of almost total devastation. Eager to seek revenge, the Allied powers came together to draft the Treaty of Versailles, which would see Germany pay reparations to the victors and the borders of former Empires redrawn. It was, however, a flawed agreement, and its economic and political consequences would be disastrous.
In just 50 minutes you will:
• Contextualise the Treaty of Versailles and the events leading up to the end of the First World War
• Understand how the Allied powers often acted purely in their own economic and political interests
• Recognise the consequences of the treaty’s enforcement, including its economic ramifications and the rise of nationalism across Europe
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