After the armistice was signed on November
11, 1918, leaders from twenty-six nations gathered in Paris for four months
of discussions on the proper resolution to the war. Those negotiations
ended in the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I.
The 440 articles of the Treaty were the materialization of the Wilsonian
ideals, including the creation of the League of Nations as Wilson's most
significant personal contribution to the efforts to give a sense of rule
and order to international politics. But the Treaty also harshly
punished Germany and the other vanquished Central Powers, attributing to
them the moral guilt for causing the war and imposing on them the obligation
to pay enormous war reparations to the Allied countries.
For the text of the treaty, go to http://ac.acusd.edu/History/text/versaillestreaty/all440.html.
To visit my website analyzing the treaty and comparing it Wilsonís ideals
from his Fourteen Points speech, go to first_page.htm.
Also included in my Versailles site are a whole series of links relevant
to the treaty, so I will not repeat the links here.