The Treaty of Versailles: Major Provisions


LEAGUE OF THE NATIONS
  • International peace organization; membership to include Allied war powers and 32 Allied and neutral nations
  • Germany and Russia excluded

TERRETORIAL LOSSES
  • Germany returns Alsace-Lorraine to France; French border extended to the west bank of the Rhine River
  • Germany surrenders all of its overseas colonies in Africa and the Pacific

MILITARY RESTRICTIONS
  • Limits set on the size of the German army
  • Germany prohibited from importing or manufacturing weapons or war material
  • Germany forbidden to build or buy submarines or have an air force

WAR GUILT
  • Sole responsibility for the war placed on Germany‚Äôs shoulders
  • Germany forced to pay $33billion in reparations over 30 years