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armistice

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Second World War.

ˈärmistis

n. an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.

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The big three (or maybe four)

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 5184 words.

In the early months of 1919, David Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, and Georges Clemenceau together held as much influence over world affairs as any three men in history. They had the power to...

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death penalty

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

There are conventional prohibitions on the death penalty in some human rights instruments; the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 15...

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Drafting the treaty

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 5807 words.

Although primarily a diplomatic document, the Treaty of Versailles covered a wide range of subjects. Many of the articles of the treaty had little to do with Germany. The point was to...

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From war to armistice to peace conference

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 5138 words.

“From war to armistice to peace conference” outlines the events that took place from the summer of 1918, when it became clear that the Germans could not win the war, to the signing of the...

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Ideals versus interests

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 5032 words.

“Ideals versus interests” considers the workings of the Paris Peace Conference by examining four different rationales for the shifting of post-imperial borders in Europe. Unfortunately,...

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laws of War

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.

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letters of marque

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

This term connotes the written authority given by a government to private parties to search and seize specified property of a foreign party, ostensibly on the grounds of punishing...

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Non-Proliferation Treaty

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (729 U.N.T.S.), opened for signature (symbolically at London, Moscow, and Washington) on 1 July 1968 and entering into force on 5...

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To bed, sick of life

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 4997 words.

What would happen if the Germans refused to sign the treaty? The Allies were not prepared to resume the war or to handle the possibility of a German government collapse. “To bed, sick of...

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The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

Michael S. Neiberg.

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Book. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 136 pages.

Signed on June 28, 1919, between Germany and the principal Allied powers, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. Problematic from the very beginning, the treaty was seen even...

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War to end war?

Michael S. Neiberg.

in The Treaty of Versailles: A Very Short Introduction

April 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: First World War; Use of Force, War, Peace and Neutrality; Law of Treaties; History of Law. 5532 words.

The world that the Treaty of Versailles left behind looked anything but peaceful. Even as the ceremonies at Versailles were taking place, the Russian Civil War was threatening to engulf...

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