The Treaty of Versailles did not allow Germany to have a big army.

(A) ** True

(B) False


Concept note-1: -Articles 159-163 reduced the size of the German army, which had reached 1.9 million troops during World War I, to just 100, 000, and mandated that the force “shall be devoted exclusively to the maintenance of order within the territory and to the control of the frontiers.”

Concept note-2: -The German army was restricted to 100, 000 men; the general staff was eliminated; the manufacture of armoured cars, tanks, submarines, airplanes, and poison gas was forbidden; and only a small number of specified factories could make weapons or munitions.

Concept note-3: -Following the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, firm restrictions were placed on the German military, most notably, the entire army was restricted to just 100, 000 men, while the navy was reduced to just 15, 000 men.

Concept note-4: -Introduction. The Treaty of Versailles was signed by Germany and the Allied Nations on June 28, 1919, formally ending World War One. The terms of the treaty required that Germany pay financial reparations, disarm, lose territory, and give up all of its overseas colonies.

Concept note-5: -The Treaty restricted the Germans’ armed forces to only 100, 000 men in the army, no submarines or aeroplanes, and only six battleships. In addition, conscription was banned (soldiers had to be volunteers). The idea was to reduce Germany’s armed forces to a size where they could never endanger the countries round about.