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Historic Treaties

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  1. Name the sites of the three main wartime conferences among the Big Three (Stalin, FDR, and Churchill) which lead to a series of agreements on post-WWII Europe and set the tone of the Cold War.

    Teheran (1943), Yalta (1945), and Potsdam (1945)

  2. China, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, United States are yet to ratify this treaty that seeks to ban nuclear weapon testing (it is popularly known with a 4-letter abbreviation).

    Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)

  3. The Adams–Onís Treaty of 1819 not only set the boundary between Spain and the United States but also resulted in Spain ceding this part of the east coast of North America.


  4. The series of protocols of 1899 and 1907 named for a Dutch city that sought to build on the Geneva Conventions.

    Hague Conventions

  5. Named for a Japanese city, this landmark 1992 treaty that concerned greenhouse emissions was one of the first successful international agreements that concerned the environment.

    Kyoto Protocol

  6. The Simla Agreement of 1972 that followed a war that lead to a creation of a new Asian country was signed between these two countries.

    India and Pakistan (new country - Bangladesh)

  7. The Treaty of Lausanne of 1923 led to the recognition of this sovereign country as the natural successor state of a long-lasting Islamic entity.

    Turkey (Ottoman Empire)

  8. This 1955 East-European agreement was more or less an answer to the formation of NATO.

    Warsaw Pact

  9. The 1938 agreement in this German city will forever be associated with the failed appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain during which he famously announced that he had secured "peace for our time."


  10. Ross Perot described the negative effects of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with this 3-word phrase.

    "Giant sucking sound"

  11. Collective name given to the treaties and protocols that were first signed in 1864 and which established the standards for the humanitarian treatment of war.

    Geneva Conventions

  12. Term given to the collective treaties of 1648 that ended two major European wars - the Thirty Years' War and the Eighty Years' War.

    Peace of Westphalia

  13. The Treaty of Trianon that ended the First World War and caused the dissolution of a noted empire defined the modern borders of this land-locked European country.

    Hungary (Austro-Hungarian Empire)

  14. Name either of the two foreign ministers who signed a treaty in 1939 that established peace between Germany and the Soviet Union. It was famously violated by Operation Barbarossa when Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

    (Vyacheslav) Molotov and (Joachim von) Ribbentrop

  15. The Dayton Agreement of 1995 ended this bitter European conflict.

    Bosnian War

  16. Name given to the series of agreements signed on 8 April 1904 between the United Kingdom and France, marking the start of the alliance against Germany and Austria-Hungary that fought the First World War.

    Entente Cordiale

  17. More countries have adhered to the this treay than any other arms limitation agreement - however, North Korea withdrew in 2005 and the countries of India, Israel, and Pakistan never joined.

    Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

  18. The Treaty of Portsmouth of 1905 ended this war which saw a rare result in that an Asian country defeated a European power.

    Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)

  19. GATT, which took effect in 1948 and lasted until 1994 was replaced by this organization in 1995.

    World Trade Organization

  20. The Lateran Treaty of 1929 made Catholicism the state religion of Italy and created this independent entity.

    Vatican City

  21. The picturesque Catoctin Mountains in Maryland contain this retreat that was the venue of an important 1978 treaty.

    Camp David

  22. Name two of the "Big Four" leaders who lead the negotiations for the Allies at the Treaty of Versailles.

    Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd-George, Georges Clemenceau, and Vittorio Orlando

  23. This famous declaration that ultimately lead to the formation of Israel was incorporated into the Sèvres peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire and the Mandate for Palestine following the First World War.

    Balfour Declaration

  24. The name of this Dutch city will forever be associated with European integration for the important treaty signed there in 1992.


  25. The Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 ended this war fought to determine who would succeed Charles II in a certain European country. The war is also called Queen Anne's War in North America.

    War of the Spanish Succession

  26. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk signed on Mar 3, 1918 ended the First World War for this country - it were busy as it is, with the aftereffects of a revolution.


  27. Northern Ireland's “Troubles” ended on April 10, 1998 from an agreement made on this religious holiday.

    Good Friday

  28. No permissions asked - The Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 divided the entire world between these two countries.

    Spain and Portugal

  29. City that is the namesake of several important treaties. Some of the important ones are - the one in 1783 ended the American Revolutionary War; the one in 1898 ended the Spanish-American War; the one in 1763 ended the Seven Years' War; the one in 1856 ended the Crimean War; the one in 1815 followed Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.


  30. The failed SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union lead to this new treaty in 1986 that saw two attempts at arms reduction.

    START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)

  31. Name the 1848 treaty between the United States and Mexico that gained the US the areas of California, and what are now New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.

    Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

  32. The proposal made by President Woodrow Wilson at the Treaty of Versailles is now known as this.

    Fourteen Points

  33. The Treaty of Ghent of 1814 ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Britain and is famous for not preventing this battle because of the time lag in communicating the truce.

    Battle of New Orleans