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Paris Peace Conferences
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Paris Peace Conferences

In Paris between January 18 and June 28, 1919, peace conferences were held by the victorious powers of the First World War in order to make final decisions on a host of questions, and then to write them as regulations to which the signatories would be contractually obligated. Additionally the victorious powers would conclude so-called minority treaties with the allies of the German Empire after the signing of the Versailles Treaty. The Paris Peace Conferences were held in secret, in the absence of the delegations from the defeated nations and Russia, until the fi…

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Schwabe, Klaus, “Paris Peace Conferences”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2015

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