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Summary: The treaty of Versailles ended WW1, but led to the start of ww2. This treaty was written by Great Britain, France, and Italy. There were 15 parts and 440 articles. The treaty took away land from Germany and was given to other countries, stripped Germany of all its colonies, did not let them have a full army, imposed numerous financial obligations upon them, and made Germany take the blame for starting WW1. The German government signed the treaty under protest. In 1924 and 1929 Germany agreed to pay reparations under the Dawes plan and Young plan, but was cancelled due to the depression. Germany violated many provisions of part 5 and Hitler denounced the treaty altogether. Hitler attacked Poland to alter the frontier.