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Germany was greatly affected by the Treaty of Versailles The Treaty took considerable amounts of territory and colonial possessions from Germany The German military was also crushed by the treaty with so many restrictions that it was basically rendered useless Germany also suffered tremendous economic effects from the Treaty predominantly in the form of reparations Due to the treaty of Versailles Germany lost approximately 13 per cent of its territory in Europe This included 103 600 square kilometres of land and 7 million people Also Germany was deemed unworthy of having colonial possessions and they were given to other powers as mandates These losses of territory colonies as well as the people inhabiting these areas of land hurt Germany Not only did Germany lose control to much of its land which ended up in the formation of new countries but the German people were forced to live under the rule of other countries which included France Czechoslovakia Poland and Lithuania This hurt Germany psychologically as they were ashamed to have France a county which they had engaged in war against for the last 4 years ruling German soil Also former territorial possessions such as Czechoslovakia were not only ruling over land which Germany lost but they were aiding in the ruling of German land The loss of Germanys colonial possessions was not only a major loss to Germany because it was now restricted to one continent but this was also a symbol of the fall of the Germany Empire These losses of territorial and colonial possessions due to the treaty of Versailles greatly affected Germany The treaty of Versailles imposed many restrictions upon the German military in fact the treaty of Versailles attempted to break Germany as a military power The restrictions of the treaty included the army to be reduced to only 100 000 people the German military was not allowed any tanks or heavy artillery Germany was not allowed an air
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