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Treaty of Versailles


as successful a settlement as the Treaty of Versailles
  the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
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  • as successful a settlement as the Treaty of Versailles
  • Kissinger described the Treaty of Versailles as a "brittle compromise agreement between American utopianism and European paranoia — too conditional to fulfill the dreams of the former, too tentative to alleviate the fears of the latter."
  • Germany suffered hyperinflation in part due to war reparations required by the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Who is our greatest writer, what is the Treaty of Versailles, which is the nation’s fastest airplane?
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • Military units drilled openly, and though powered aircraft were forbidden under the Versailles Treaty, the strength of the burgeoning Luftwaffe was on conspicuous display over an airfield, where gliders swooped over impressed tourists and Hitler Youth.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • So I’m going to have a copy of this play (Tapping the manuscript) put in the cornerstone so the people a thousand years from now’ll know a few simple facts about us—more than the Treaty of Versailles and the Lindbergh flight.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • I was a minister at the time of the Versailles Treaty and a close friend of Mr. Lloyd-George, who was the head of the British delegation at Versailles.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • I was a high minister at the time of the Versailles Treaty and a close friend of Mr. Lloyd-George, who was the head of the British delegation at Versailles.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • This was to gather under the very roof of Darlington Hall the most influential of the gentlemen whose support had been won with a view to conducting an ’unofficial’ international conference - a conference that would discuss the means by which the harshest terms of the Versailles treaty could be revised.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Woodrow Wilson, for example, shortly before his death, buffeted by the Senate in his efforts on behalf of the League of Nations and the Versailles Treaty, rejected the suggestion thathe seek a seat in the Senate from New Jersey, stating: "Outside of the United States, the Senate does not amount to a damn.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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  • But the very fact that the French were the most intransigent as regards releasing Germany from the cruelties of the Versailles treaty made all the more imperative the need to bring to the gathering at Darlington Hall at least one French gentleman with unambiguous influence over his country’s foreign policy.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • But I recall Lord Darlington opening the discussions by formally welcoming the guests, before going on to outline the strong moral case for a relaxing of various aspects of the Versailles treaty, emphasizing the great suffering he had himself witnessed in Germany.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
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