Treaty of Versailles

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The Treaty of Versailles, was a peace document signed at the end of World War I by the Allied and Associated Powers and by Germany in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, France, on June 28, 1919; it took force on January 10, 1920.[1]

Germany accepted the Treaty under heavy pressure shortly after the blockade of their ports was removed, which allowed much needed resources and food supplies to be imported. Arguably, the reparations were the most important cause of the destruction of the German mark.[2]


  1. Encyclopædia Britannica. "Treaty of Versailles. (2011).", referenced 2011-08-22.
  2. Richard Gaettens. Geschichte der Inflationen Von Altertum bis zum Gegenwart (German: History of Inflations from Old Ages to the Present), Die grosse Deutsche Inflation von 1914 bis 1923 (The Great German Inflation from 1914 to 1923) p. 237-278. ISBN: ISBN 3-87045-211-0. Referenced 2010-11-21.