VE Day was declared a public holiday in Britain and was marked with jubilant scenes across the world, much as the end of the First World War had been met with cheers and dancing.
The agreement marked the end of years of intermittent conflict between Britain and France and set the stage for the series of agreements known as the Triple Entente that bound Britain, France and Russia together at the start of the First World War.
The Paris Peace Conference convened to establish the terms of the peace after the First World War.
Keen to distance the United States from nationalistic disputes that fuelled European rivalries, Wilson’s 14 Points sought a lasting peace by securing terms that avoided selfish ambitions of the victors.
On the 11th November 1918, fighting on the First World War’s Western Front ended when representatives from the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice of Compiègne.
At the time it was optimistically hoped that the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact would stop any future wars, but the impact of the Great Depression in the 1930s led nations such as Japan and Italy to launch invasions of Manchuria and Abyssinia respectively.
The Treaty of Trianon was signed between Hungary and most of the Allies of the First World War.
The French government sold the entire Louisiana Territory, which included an area that now forms part of fifteen separate states, at less than 3 cents per acre.
The Treaty of Rapallo meant the two countries ended all territorial and financial arguments stemming from the previous Treaty of Brest-Litovsk and agreed to ‘co-operate in a spirit of mutual goodwill in meeting the economic needs of both countries’.
The EEC, sometimes referred to as the Common Market, survived until 2009 when it was absorbed into the European Union.