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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