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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 SECTION 5 After the war, someone had to take the blame for the war. European leaders were more interested in revenge.They made Germany pay the reparations forthe damage it caused. France, Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary lost between 1 million and 2 million people fighting each. Millions more of soldiers were wounded. 500,000+ American soldiers died in battle. 60,000 soldiers died from disease. Thenumber of soldiers dead worldwide is estimated to be 9 million. Millionsof citizens died too. President Wilson had a visionfor long lasting peace. His peace plan was outlined in his Fourteen Points. Wilson's final point was the creation of the League of Nations. It was made tohelp preserve peace and prevent future wars. The nations would respect andpreserve other nations independence. At first, Europeans liked it, but problems developed when they put their own interestfirst. Some of the points were not clear for somedifferent questions such asself-determination in regionswhere different ethnic groupslived closely together. Europe lays destroyed. Farms, towns, and landscapes were full of destruction and death. Human losseswere by the thousands. Reparations HumanLosses Treaty OfVersailles League OfNations FourteenPoints Europe In Ruins The Treaty of Versailles officially ended military actions on Germanyin World War I. It was signed at the Palace of Versailles. It wassigned June 28, 1919 and didn't go into effect until January 10,1920. It dealt harshly with the Germans, but they had no choicethan to sign it. Germany had to accept full responsibility, pay many reparations, disarm completely, and give up it's overseas colonies and some land in Europe. The treaty also carved up the Russian and Austrian-Hungary Empires. New nations were created and oldernations were restored. Olivia DeGraw
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