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A secret treaty is a treaty between nations that is not revealed to other nations or interested observers. An example would be a secret alliance between two nations to support each other in the event of war. The opposing nations would be unaware of the treaty and therefore unable to add it to their calculations. Secret treaties were common before the First World War, and many blamed them for helping spark that conflict. Other noted secret treaties include the sections of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Eastern Europe and the Quadripartite Agreement on intelligence matters between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia. A treaty is a binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations. ... One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead:5 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:8 million Military dead:4 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:7 million The First World... Molotov signs the German-Soviet non-aggression pact. ... Current division of Europe into five (or more) regions: one definition of Eastern Europe is marked in orange Eastern Europe as a region has several alternative definitions, whereby it can denote: the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Central Europe and Russia. ... A Quadripartite Agreement is a treaty between four states or four commercial parties. ...


At the Paris peace conference resulting in the Treaty of Versailles, Woodrow Wilson's fourteen points were put into place. One of these points was that no secret treaties should be made, and that all of these treaties should be made through the League of Nations. This was broken in December 1935, with the Hoare-Laval Pact. The Treaty of Versailles (1919) was the peace treaty which officially ended World War I between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... United States President Woodrow Wilson delivered a speech to Congress on January 8, 1918, outlining Fourteen Points for reconstructing a new Europe following World War I. While many of the points were specific, others were more general, including freedom of the seas, abolishing secret treaties, disarmament, restored sovereignty of some... The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. ... The Hoare-Laval Pact was a December 1935 plan concocted by the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Samuel Hoare and the French Prime Minister, Pierre Laval for the partitioning of Ethiopia, as a means of ending the Italo-Ethiopian War. ...

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Secret treaty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (196 words)
A secret treaty is a treaty between nations that is not revealed to other nations or interested observers.
Secret treaties were common before the First World War, and many blamed them for helping spark that conflict.
Other noted secret treaties include the sections of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact that divided Eastern Europe and the Quadripartite Agreement on intelligence matters between the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia.
Secret treaty of Dover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (620 words)
The Treaty of Dover, also known as the Secret Treaty of Dover, was an offensive and defensive treaty between England and France signed at Dover in 1670.
In the treaty signed at Dover, Louis promised to provide Charles with ample funds (to free Charles from dependence on Parliament) and a force of 6,000 troops so that he could successfully convert England (and presumably Scotland) to Roman Catholicism.
Further, Charles was to abandon England's Triple Alliance with Sweden and the Netherlands in favour of assisting Louis in conquering the Dutch Republic.
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