The Treaty of Versailles

Date June 1919


  • Historic Event


  • The Burning of Smyrna

The Treaty of Versailles formally ends hostilities between Germany and the Allies. The Treaty also creates the League of Nations. Although President Wilson is an ardent supporter of the League, the increasingly isolationist United States government chooses not to join. The Greek army remains in Smyrna and the surrounding area after the Treaty is signed.