Treaty of versailles, peace document signed at the end of world war i by the allied and associated powers and by germany in the hall of mirrors in the palace of versailles, france, on june 28, 1919 it took force on january 10, 1920. The versailles treaty of 1919 was one of the most outrageous and predatory treaties in history it was a blatant act of plunder perpetrated by a gang of robbers against a helpless, prostrate and bleeding germany.
After four years of devastating fighting, the first world war came to an end in 1919 in versailles the treaty, which represented “peace” for some and a “diktat” for others, also sowed the seeds of the second world war, which woild break out twenty years later.
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The treaty imposed on germany by the allied powers in 1919 after the end of world war i which demanded reparations from germany and blamed it for the war, the 1919 treaty that ended world war i reparations. Versailles, june 28, (associated press)--germany and the allied and associated powers signed the peace terms here today in the same imperial hall where the germans humbled the french so ignominiously forty-eight years ago. World war i officially ended with the signing of the treaty of versailles on june 28, 1919 negotiated among the allied powers with little participation by germany, its 15 parts and 440 articles reassigned german boundaries and assigned liability for reparations. The treaty of versailles, between the allied and the central powers, established the terms of peace and post-war reconstruction this agreement was the result of months of negotiations at the paris peace conference, starting in january 1919. The treaty of versailles (french: traité de versailles) was the most important of the peace treaties that brought world war i to an end the treaty ended the state of war between germany and the allied powersit was signed on 28 june 1919 in versailles, exactly five years after the assassination of archduke franz ferdinand which directly led to world war i.
Although at the postwar peace talks president woodrow wilson wished above all to prevent future wars, the treaty of versailles, which formally ended world war i, is widely considered to have contributed to the rise to power of the nazi party in germany. Maps of europe before, during, and after world war i are available through the department of history at the united states military academy the map library contains these contrasting maps: europe in 1914 and europe in 1919 the world in 1914 and the world in 1919.
The treaty of versailles formally ended the state of war between germany and the allied powers (also known as the entente) it took six months of wrangling at the paris peace conference to conclude the peace treaty. On june 28, 1919, germany and the allied powers signed the treaty of versailles in the hall of mirrors at the famous palace of versailles, officially ending world war i world war i, or the great war, lasted from 1914 to 1918, and claimed the lives of nearly ten million soldiers and approximately thirteen million civilians.