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Interaktive Grafik zeigt die Gebietsveränderungen in Europa und die Friedensverträge.


Wie der WK1 die Landkarte Europas veränderte - interactive

July 12, 2018 - Die Karte Europas wurde nach dem Ende des WK1 drastisch verändert. Die geschlagenen Mittelmächte - Deutschland, Österreich-Ungarn und Türkei – verloren riesige Gebiete und neue, unabhängige Staaten – von Finnland im Norden bis Jugoslawien im Süden – wurden geboren.

The military hostilities of World War I ceased with an armistice at 11am on November 11, 1918, but a formal end to the war was not reached until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.

The Big Four leaders of the victorious Allies – Lloyd George of Britain, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson from the U.S. – dominated decision-making at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The Central Powers had little say and were forced to submit to a series of punitive treaties which stripped them of land and imposed military restrictions and huge reparation payments.

The treaties sowed deep resentment among the populations of the defeated powers, especially in Germany, and their governments soon set about finding ways to circumvent the accords. The resulting international instability was the very opposite of the lasting peace the Allies had hoped to achieve.

PUBLISHED: 07/10/2018; STORY: Graphic News