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5 Occupations During and After World War I: Early Challenges to the Traditional Law of Occupation

From: The International Law of Occupation (2nd Edition)

Eyal Benvenisti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

Occupation — 1815 to World War I — World War I to World War II
The two most siginificant occupations related to World War I were the German occupation of Belgium and parts of France from 1914 to 1918 and the Allied occupation of the German Rhineland area pursuant to the Armistice Agreement of November 11, 1918.1 The relationship between these two occupations is illuminating. When the Armistice Agreement was signed, the occupant and occupied changed their respective roles: part of the territory of the previous occupant became occupied by the former occupied states and their allies. Interestingly, the change transformed both...
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