Treaty of Versailles
This article is about the Treaty of Versailles of 28 June 1919, at the end of World War I. For other uses, see Treaty of Versailles (disambiguation).Treaty of VersaillesTreaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and GermanyCover of the English versionSigned28 June 1919LocationPalace of Versailles, Versailles, FranceEffective10 January 1920ConditionRatification by Germany and three Principal Allied Powers.SignatoriesCentral Powers German ReichAllied Powers France British Empire Italy Japan United StatesOthers Belgium Bolivia Brazil China Cuba Czechoslovakia Ecuador Greece Guatemala Haiti Hejaz Honduras Liberia Nicaragua Panama Peru Poland Portugal Romania Siam Uruguay YugoslaviaAs part of the British Empire: Australia Canada South Africa India New ZealandDepositaryFrench GovernmentLanguagesFrench, EnglishTreaty of Versailles at WikisourcevteThe Treaty of Versailles (French: le Traité de Versailles) was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of warbetween Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of World War I were dealt with in separate treaties. Although the armisticesigned on 11 November 1918, ended the actual fighting, it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty. The treaty was registered by the Secretariat of the League of Nations on 21 October 1919, and was printed in The League of Nations Treaty Series.Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required Germany to accept responsibility for causing the war (along with Austria and Hungary, according to the Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the Treaty of Trianon, respectively) and, under the terms of articles 231–248 (later known as the War Guilt clauses), to disarm, make substantial territorial concessions and pay...
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