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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Dawes Plan (1924) and Young Plan (1930)

Dieter Fleck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2019

Subject(s):
Reparation — Peace treaties — World War I to World War II — Conduct of hostilities — Prisoners of war

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Arts 231–247 Versailles Peace Treaty (1919) , far from closing a historical debate on the origins of World War I (see History of International Law, 1815 to World War I ), affirmed Germany’s full responsibility for it and required Germany to compensate for war damage of the victorious States. As a first instalment 20 billion gold marks were to be paid until 1921, and the full amount of reparations was to be determined by a Reparation Commission representing all creditors. Delegates to this commission were nominated by the United States, Great Britain, France,...
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