Expiration of Versailles Treaty Clauses

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January 10, 1925, will mark an important date in the history of the treaty of Versailles and a significant epoch in the International relations of post-war Europe. On that date several prominent economic clauses written into the treaty in 1919 will expire, and Germany will be freed from a number of obligations imposed upon her as a result of her defeat in the war.

For several months past, in fact ever since the days of the London Conference last summer, negotiations have been in progress between Germany on one hand, and Great Britain and France on the other, looking toward arrangements that would take the place of those which automatically lapse with the expiration of the Versailles clauses. These arrangements have to do with the ...

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