The Treaty of Neuilly


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The Treaty of Neuilly-sur-Seine, more commonly referred to as the Treaty of Neuilly (named after the Paris suburb where it was created) was one of several treaties produced immediately following World War I that mostly dealt with distributing territories, limiting armies, and forcing countries to pay reparations for the war. Just as the Treaty of Versailles had mostly dealt with Germany on these subjects, the Treaty of Neuilly was focused on Bulgaria, which was another of the Central Powers during the war. Much like the Treaty of Versilles, the Central Powers had vertually no say in anything that was decided in the treaty as they did not have the power to resist the full power of the Allied powers. The Bulgarian government was forced to hand over several contested territories in areas such as Greece, Turkey, and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, including a section of land that was Bulgaria’s only link to the Aegean Sea in Southern Europe. Besides the reduction of land, the treaty included several other requirements for Bulgaria such as reducing the number of soldiers in the Bulgarian army to 20,000 men, paying reparations of roughly half a million dollars, and recognizing the Kingdom of Yugoslavia as its own nation.


Information gathered from Great Battles of World War I by Anthony Livesey and The American Heritage History of World War I by S.L.A. Marshall.