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Versailles, Treaty of
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Versailles, Treaty of

The Versailles Treaty was negotiated and signed by the victors and the defeated Germany in the Parisian suburb of Versailles in May/June 1919. On May 7 at the Trianon Palace, the victorious powers, represented by Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States, and Georges Clemenceau, David Lloyd George, and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, the prime ministers of Great Britain, France, and Italy, together with representatives of Germany’s other opponents in the war, presented a draft version of the treaty to the German peace delegation, led by the then foreign minist…

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Schwabe, Klaus, “Versailles, Treaty of”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 11 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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