We come now to the end as we chronicle the last days before Germany signed their treaty.
The most discussed feature of the German treaty was the details of the expected reparations.
Many topics were discussed at the Paris Peace Conference, none were considered more important than what to do about Germany.
Alone of the countries that had entered the war against Germany, Russia was not invited to Paris. In this episode we discuss why.
Between Bolshevik Russia and a defeated Germany the Poles were trying to create a new country, and they it would be a long road.
There were many countries trying to carve out their own place in post-war Eastern Europe.
The war had started with an ultimatum to Serbia, Serbia would also be there when it was over.
Nobody knew what to do with Austria and Hungary, because they were Austria-Hungary, but then they weren't
The Mandate of Palestine would be given to the British, and they had some big promises to keep.
While the delegates in Paris debated the future of the Ottoman Empire, in Anatolia they were taking matters into their own hands.
The Middle East would be broken up between the British and French, but they had some problems determining exactly how, and then keeping control of their new territory.
The British would play a big role in the negotiations at Versailles, and they would be led by Lloyd George who would be one of the four individuals on the Supreme Council, which