AMERICAN IMPERIALISM(1890 1919)
TREATY OF VERSAILLES[SOURCES]
(A) Any battleships
(B) Any torpedo boats
(C) ** Any air force
(D) ** Any submarines
Concept note-1: -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-2: -The defeated countries-Germany and allies Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria-weren’t invited to participate. In the end the Allies agreed that they would punish Germany and attempt to weaken that nation so much that it wouldn’t pose a future threat.
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: -Vorläufige Reichsmarine The provisions of the Treaty of Versailles restricted the German Navy to 15, 000 men and no submarines, while the fleet was limited to six pre-dreadnought battleships, six light cruisers, twelve destroyers, and twelve torpedo boats.
Concept note-5: -After the defeat of Germany, the service was dissolved on 8 May 1920 under the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles, which also mandated the destruction of all German military aircraft. Since the Treaty of Versailles forbade Germany to have an air force, German pilots trained in secret.