Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Peace between the Entente and Allied Powers
Treaty of Versailles, English (No Napoleon)
Cover of the English version
28 June 1919
Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
10 January 1920
Ratification by the Allies and three Principal Entente Powers.
Signatories Allied Powers

Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of the German Empire Prussia
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1937) Russia

Entente Powers
Flag of France France
Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) Austria-Hungary
Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
US flag with 42 stars by Hellerick United States
Flag of Japan Japan

The Treaty of Versailles (French: le Traité de Versailles) was the major peace treaty that ended World War I. It officially ended the state of war between the Entente and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919, five years after the attack on the Austrian Imperial Council.



Aftermath of World War I (No Napoleon)

The world after the First World War

The following were some terms and restrictions on the Allied powers:

  1. Charges to former Emperors Wilhelm II of Prussia, Nicholas II of Russia and George V of the United Kingdom with supreme offense against international morality.
  2. Reparations from the three major Allies (UK, Prussia and Russia), totaling $31.4 billion (US $442 billion in 2012).
  3. The naval forces of the Allies (the United Kingdom in particular) would be limited to 1/3 of the French navy.
  4. The import and export of weapons is prohibited.
  5. Poison gas, armed aircraft, tanks and armoured cars are prohibited.
  6. Blockades on ships are prohibited.
  7. Restrictions on the manufacture of machine guns and rifles.
  8. Russia (later the Soviet Union) would lose all influence in the Balkan States.
  9. Newly formed European states (see below) of Baltica, Poland and Ireland would be under Entente protection, and any act of aggression would result in war.

Territorial changes

Treaty of Versailles, Europe (No Napoleon)

European nations involved in the treaty

Creation of international organizations

Consequences of the treaty