For many German speaking people the decision to redraw boundaries made at the Paris Peace Conference led to enormous changes in their citizenship and identity. Only the German speaking people in Denmark/Northern Germany were given their say in this change. (The majority voted to become part of Denmark). However even today there is a German speaking minority in Southern Jutland (complete with German speaking schools) and a Danish speaking minority (complete with Danish speaking schools) in North Schleswig. Consider the consequences for people in other regions. Select one region and research people’s perspective.
Answer the following questions:
1. What were the effects of this change?
2. What were the options for these people based upon these decisions?
3. How were these German speaking people treated initially and then over time?
4. How did politicians (both at the time and later) manipulate these concerns?