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The Treaty of Frankfurt was signed May 10, 1871, at theend of the Franco-Prussian War. ▶ (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 1871 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Franco-Prussian War (July 19, 1870 – May 10, 1871) was fought between France and Prussia (backed by the North German Confederation) allied with the south German states of Baden, Bavaria and Württemberg. ...

The treaty:

  • confirmed the final frontier between France and Germany - involving the cession of most of Alsace and the Lorraine departement of Moselle to Germany.
  • set a framework for the withdrawal of German troops from certain areas
  • regulated the payment of the French War Indemnity of 5 billion francs
  • the acceptance of Wilhelm I of Prussia to be Kaiser of the German Empire
  • forced to have military occupations in France until indemnity is paid

It also clarified the following points: Capital Strasbourg Land area¹ 8,280 km² Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Population  - Jan. ... Lorraine coat of arms Lorraine (French: Lorraine; German: Lothringen) is a historical area in present-day northeast France. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Wilhelm I of Germany (In English: William I), (March 22, 1797 – March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 1871 – 1888 and king of Prussia, ruled 1861–1888. ... The term German Empire commonly refers to Germany, from its foundation as a unified nation-state on January 18, 1871, until the abdication of Emperor Wilhelm II on November 9, 1918. ...

  • the use of navigable waterways in connected to Alsace-Lorraine
  • trade between the two countries.
  • the return of prisoners of war

  Results from FactBites:
Frankfurt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (554 words)
After the Treaty of Verdun (843) it was briefly the capital of the kingdom of the Eastern Franks (i.e., Germany).
Frankfurt was designated in the Golden Bull (1356) of Emperor Charles IV as the seat of the imperial elections, which took place in the chapel of the Church of St. Bartholomew.
Frankfurt was the original home of the Rothschilds, who, along with other Jewish merchants and bankers, played a leading role in the economic growth of the city (especially after 1700).
Treaty of Versailles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2805 words)
Terms imposed by the Treaty included Germany losing a certain amount of its territory to a number of surrounding countries, being stripped of its overseas and African colonies, and its ability to make war again was limited by restrictions on the size of its military.
The treaty was ratified by the League of Nations on January 10, 1920.
Alsace-Lorraine The territories (with a majority German population) which were ceded to Germany in accordance with the Preliminaries of Peace signed at Versailles on February 26, 1871, and the Treaty of Frankfurt of May 10, 1871, were restored to French sovereignty as from the date of the Armistice of November 11, 1918.
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