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Day 27 – Q 5. How did boundaries in Europe got reshaped post World War I? Illustrate.

5. How did boundaries in Europe got reshaped post World War I? Illustrate.

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The aftermath of World War I saw drastic political, cultural, economic, and social change across Eurasia (Europe and Asia), Africa, and even in areas outside those that were directly involved. Four empires collapsed due to the war, old countries were abolished, new ones were formed, boundaries were redrawn, international organizations were established, and many new and old ideologies took a firm hold in people’s minds.


Three substantial empires ceased to exist: The German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires. The reshaping of boundaries of many European nations took place

Mainland Germany:

Germany lost Alsace-Lorraine to France and Eupen-Malmédy to Belgium. Plebiscites caused Northern Schleswig to be ceded to Denmark and Silesia to be ceded to Poland. In order to create Poland, it lost a vast chunk of its eastern portion, whilst its city of Danzig, now Gdansk, as well as its surrounding area, became a League of Nations-administered city.

Mainland Italy:

Italy gained Trieste.

New Countries:

Poland was created from lands lost from Austria, Russia and Germany, whilst Ukraine, Lithuania and the Baltic States all gained independence (although the Soviet Union overran Ukraine by 1920). Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia were created, and Austria and Hungary split.

The boundaries were drawn hastily and to fulfil the wishes of those who won and this lead to lot of resentment and sowed seeds for rise of Mussolini in Italy and Hitler in Germany.

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