1 The city of Memel and its surrounding territory constituted the north-east part of Prussia. By virtue of Art. 99 Versailles Peace Treaty , Germany relinquished its sovereignty over the territory of Memel in favour of the Principal Allied and Associated Powers. Due to divergent views amongst the interested States, the final decision as to the fate of the territory involved complex negotiations at the Peace Conference. Although 50.6% of the population were declared to be German-speaking in 1920, Lithuania claimed this territory of 2,746.7 km2. The territory...
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