1 Before the late 18th century, it was customary for multilateral peace conferences to result in a set of bilateral peace treaties. This started to change by the 18th century as peace conferences were increasingly concluded with a multilateral peace treaty. World War I, however, was not concluded with one comprehensive or ‘universal’ peace treaty, nor was it possible to settle the war at one single peace conference. The first explanation for this is that Russia, after the Bolshevik Revolution of November 1917, made a separate peace with the Central Powers...
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