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Relevant Earlier Diplomatic Documents

Fourteen Points
President Wilson's draft of the Fourteen Points (in shorthand).
Photo credit Library of Congress.
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These are some earlier diplomatic and legal documents that served as models for the President Wilson and the diplomats at the Paris Peace Conference.

The German Armistice (11 November 1918) was an important precursor to the Paris Peace Conference because as the armistice evolved into its final form, it increasingly began to be viewed as a preliminary peace treaty.  Since I first put this document online, it is now also available at
The formal, legal structure of the conference was quite complex.
Some earlier treaties:

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