The Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War One, is perhaps the most famous peace treaty in human history. It ended the German Empire, assigned Germany the blame for the First World War and took a chunk of its territory away from it and gave it to France, Poland, Denmark and Lithuania.
It’s often decried as being too harsh and as being the cause of World War 2. But just how harsh was the Treaty of Versailles, was it really that bad? Find out in this video, the latest in my very short, animated historical documentaries (about history).
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I’m Not In The Description
Pierre Le Mouel
Justice and Moral Regeneration: Lessons from the Treaty of Versailles by Catherine Lu
Mistakes and Myths: The Allies, Germany, and the Versailles Treaty, 1918–1921 by Sally Marks
German Taxation Policy in the World-War by R. R. Kuczynski (This was literally written in 1923 but sweet Bismarck I couldn’t find any information on German tax receipts).
Fiscal Centralization, Limited Government, and Public Revenues in Europe, 1650–1913