This Was An International Agreement Signed In 1919 That Ended Ww1

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The place is the dazzling Hall of Mirrors of Versailles, built by Louis XIV at a colossal cost as a demonstration of his political power. Above their heads is the legend “The King Governs by Himself,” a sharp reference to the endless quarrels of the conference, when Germany claimed that it was unable to fulfill the sentences imposed and that the Allies could not agree on a compromise. In William Orpen`s vision, it is the extravagance of architecture that stages the stage and reduces politicians to a footnote. Their supposedly ordered world is distorted and broken by the mirrors behind them. Germans of all political nuances condemned the treaty – especially the provision that made Germany responsible for the start of the war – as an insult to the honor of the nation. . . .