Treaty of Versailles: End of a World War, or Cause of Another?

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Example Keywords & Catalog Subject Headings

Treaty of Versailles
Paris Peace Conference
War Guilt Clause
German Reparations

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Internet Sources

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Primary Source. 66th Congress, 1st session. Senate. Document, no. 120. President Woodrow Wilson address the treaty with Germany after World War I.
Available from Hathi Trust. An analyses of the Treaty of Versailles from the U.S. Department of State.
From the Library of Congress. Digitized resources relating to the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.
An overview of the events that occurred after World War I. From the Wiener Holocaust Library.
From the Library of Congress. A sample of digitized newspaper articles relating to the Treaty of Versailles.

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