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The Versailles Treaty

The Treaty of Versailles played an important role in the creation of the modern Western world, and in the creation of many political careers.. And so when the leading figures in the negotiations leading to the treaty (Woodrow Wilson for the United States, Georges Clemenceau for France, David Lloyd George for England, and Vittorio Emanuele Orlando for Italy) signed the Treaty in the "Hall of Mirrors," in Versailles, France, in 1919, they not only ended World War I -- placing the responsibility for that war on Germany's broad shoulders -- but also ushered in a brand new era of peace and prosperity, a firmly reestablished world economy, and a heightened sense of freedom and strength within the ranks of the Allied forces.

One of Wilson's right-hand men, Vance McCormick, was on the front lines of the peace agreement. McCormick was appointed chair of the War Trade Board (1916-19) and served on the Commission to Negotiate Peace (1919) at Versailles.

See images representing Versailles-related memorabilia from the Vance McCormick collection.

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