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 FirstWorldWar.com.
The formal, legal structure of the conference was quite
Some earlier treaties:
- Armistice (Source: FRUS, 1919, vol. 2, p. 1.
From Senate Document No. 147, 66th Cong. 1st sess., p. 8. The three conventions infra are also reprinted from S. Doc. 147.)
- 14 points (8 January 1918)
- 4 principles (Addendum to the 14 Points, 11 February 1918)
- 5 particulars (27 September 1918)
- Cobb-Lippman memorandum
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