|The Origins of World War II|
|Introduction||The Great War 1914-1918|
1914-1918: The Great War
The effects of the war
- Peace through treaties:
- Treaty of St Germain (with Austria)
- Treaty of Neuilly (with Bulgaria)
- Treaty of Versailles (with Germany)
- Germany wasn't allowed in the Rhineland.
- France occupied the Rhineland.
- Germany later went on to invade the Rhineland in 1936, under Hitler's orders.
- War Debt/Reparations
- 6.6 billion pounds, later reduced in the Young Plan of 1929
- Germany was given the blame for the war.
- Germans didn't find this at all fair, causing bitterness and hatred towards the four 'powers', America, Italy, France and Britain.
- Creation of the League of Nations
- America didn't join, which highly disadvantaged the League.
- Germany wasn't allowed to join either, until 1926