Treaty of Versailles

      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  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.