The Treaty of Versailles stopped Germany from:

(A) ** Empire Building / Imperialism

(B) Joining forces with the Allies

(C) Ending all reparations


Concept note-1: -The treaty forced Germany to disarm, to make territorial concessions, and to pay reparations to the Allied powers in the staggering amount of $5 billion.

Concept note-2: -The Versailles Treaty forced Germany to give up territory to Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Poland, return Alsace and Lorraine to France and cede all of its overseas colonies in China, Pacific and Africa to the Allied nations.

Concept note-3: -As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany lost its colonial empire. This, however, only fuelled the idea of German colonialism after the war. Four million Germans signed up for a campaign against the loss of the colonies and the German government actively supported resettling the colonies.

Concept note-4: -The Saar Basin article in the Treaty of Versailles is wrought with nationalist and imperialist tones and ideas.. The redistribution of the African and Pacific colonies was due to the imperialist tendencies of the countries, Great Britain, France and Japan, which received them.

Concept note-5: -The treaty forced Germany to surrender colonies in Africa, Asia and the Pacific; cede territory to other nations like France and Poland; reduce the size of its military; pay war reparations to the Allied countries; and accept guilt for the war.