What was the impact of the Treaty on Germany?

The Treaty of Versailles had a huge impact on Germany, effectively defining the social, economic and political spheres of the country for more than two decades. 

• Economic Impact

Territorial Impact

• Political Impact

Military Impact

The treaty's harsh terms meant that Germans felt humiliated as they had lost their national pride through a Treaty they were forced to sign, without any representatives of Germany (or any of the other Central Powers) being invited to the Paris Peace Conference to negotiate the terms of this 'diktat'/'dictated peace'. This fueled nationalist sentiments for revenge and incited support for extremist movements, such as Nazism, which exploited these grievances to gain support in later years.