The Peace Treaties Between 1919 and 1923

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The Peace Treaties Between 1919 and 1923|
Phase 2|
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History course work assignment|
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Humna Adnan MYP-5|
9/20/2012|
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In order to restore peace after World War I, peace negotiations were held and a number of treaties were signed between 1919 -1923. To what extent were the peace treaties fair/unfair? After the World War I most countries were destroyed and were left broke, so In order to restore peace after World War I, peace negotiations were held and a number of treaties were signed between 1919 -1923. Some of the treaties were the Saint-Germain which was the Treaty with Austria in 1919 The peace settlement dealt with the two parts of Austria-Hungary in separate peace treaties. The agreement with Austria was known as the Treaty of St Germain and was signed in September 1919. The Terms of the treaty were that Austria lost the South Tyrol and Istria to Italy and huge areas of land to three new states: Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia. It was fair because the lands given to Czechoslovakia included some of Austria's wealthiest territories and over 3 million German speakers were placed in the new state. Austria was reduced to a small mountainous country of 6.5 million people. A third of the population lived in the great city of Vienna.Austria was forbidden from ever seeking unification or 'Anschluss' with Germany.The Austrian army was limited to 30,000 men. This treaty is very fair in my eyes because all the damage that happened due to Austrians as they were the one’s who started the war. The treaty makes it fair and square for all countries and all new countries benifit from this treaty.

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June 1919 and consisted of 440 Articles setting out the terms for Germany's punishment. The treaty was greeted with shock and disbelief in Germany. The Terms of the treaty were, Germany was not allowed to join, the Covenant of the League of Nations. The Rhineland was demilitarized - the German army...
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