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- n. 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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The Treaty of Versailles denied Germany the right to build or buy tanks, but the leaders of Germany's postwar army, the Reichswehr, were detennined to pursue the development of the new weapon; in their view, the lack of tanks had been one of the shortcomings of the Imperial Army during the First World War.
For bin Laden, the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, the secret plan to carve up the disintegrating Ottoman Empire between the French and British, has the same resonance that the 1919 Treaty of Versailles did for Hitler.
As far as my narrative is concerned, it begins at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles at the end of the First World War; but it would be foolish to think that it does not go back several centuries before that.