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History was made at the Palace of Versailles not once but twice; it was where two wars ended and where another one’s seeds were sown. The 1871 Treaty of Versailles brought an end to the Franco-Prussian war, while the 1919 Treaty of Versailles drew World War I to a close. However, the latter, signed within the Hall of Mirrors, was a vindictive treaty that cultivated hatred that would bring immense destruction a mere 20 years after its signing. Read full article here

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