What Treaty Ended World War I?


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The Treaty of Versailles formally ended the war between Germany and the Allied Powers, effectively ending World War I. It was signed on June 28, 1919. An earlier armistice agreement, signed on November 11, 1918, ended the actual fighting.

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After the armistice, six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference worked out the terms of the treaty. Although Germany objected to many of the terms, the threat of an Allied invasion of the country compelled them to sign. The treaty forced Germany to admit fault in starting the war, stripped the country of 25,000 square miles of territory and forced it to make reparations for losses and damages of the war.

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