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Treaty of Lehpold

Treaty of Lehpold
Treaty of Peace between the Dreibund and Associated Powers and the Quadruple Alliance
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Hesurian cover of the treaty protocol
TypeMultilateral peace treaty
ContextCapitulation of the Quadruple Alliance, end of the Continental War
Signed10 March 1917
LocationSchönbrunn Palace, Lehpold, Königsreh, Mascylla
Effective1 December 1917
LanguagesHesurian and Lavish

The Treaty of Lehpold (Hesurian: Vertrag von Lehpold; Lavish: Tratado de Lepólda) was the most significant and most inclusive of the series of peace treaties, ending the Continental War at large. Representatives of all involved and associated nations came together at the Schönnbrunn Palace in Lehpold, Mascylla, to draft the treaty, and it was finally signed on 10 March 1917. The negotiations took ten months after the capitulation of the Quadruple Alliance to conclude the treaty and its articles. The treaty formally ended the state of war and hostilities between the Dreibund, its associated powers and the Quadruple Alliance. The treaty was ratified and registered by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Nations on its founding date, 1 December 1917.

The treaty and its signatories required the Quadruple Alliance to disband and its member states to disarm, concede territories, and pay reparations to the Dreibund countries. The scope of these demands have been heavily criticised, mainly whether the treaty had established a "Carthaginian peace", a subject that has since been debated and reviewed by historians and economists. Others, most notably figures of the Dreibund side, have described the treating of the Quadruple Alliance as too liently.

The treaty effectively altered the balance of power in the world. Arlyon and Hallania collapsed a few years later, the demands of the treaty having accelerated their political and economic decay. Hytekojuznia was initially stable, but also collapsed into civil war, being overthrown by its successor, the People's State of Hytekojuznia under Artjoms Viliks. Revolutions and social unrest resulting from the war's devastation and instability hit almost every Iraian country, with nations such as Mascylla and Cornicae falling into disarray. Enmities created or strengthened by the treaty would later lay the foundations of the Great Game.