After Europe was left shattered by World War I, peace was made concrete between Germany and the Allies with The Treaty of Versailles. A rather hefty document, the treaty featured approximately 440 articles over 15 sections and contained numerous annexes to satisfy the polarized opinions of those involved in its creation. Many wanted Germany completely destroyed, while others were more tempered and cautious about the effects of a violent response.
While the Treaty of Versailles is a long, complicated document, there are ten main facts that can be said about its creation and the results thereof:
The first World War began on July 28,1914 with the Austrio-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia and ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. An armistice on November 11, 1918 effectively ended fighting, although a state of war existed until the treaty was ratified.Full Answer >
World War I ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The four primary empires that collapsed as a result of WWI were the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, Russian and German empires. The end of WWI witnessed 13 million lives lost and unprecedented damage.Full Answer >
Word War I was fought primarily in Europe and the Middle East between a total of 32 countries: the Allies and the Central Powers. It began on July 28th, 1914, and ended on Nov. 11, 1918, with the Central Powers losing the war.Full Answer >
The trigger for World War I was the June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Hungary by the anarchist Serbian Gavrilo Princip in Austria. However, the true cause of the war was a combination of romantic nationalism and a network of alliances that, while designed to balance European power, made war both inevitable and devastating in size.Full Answer >