Treaty of Verdun


In 1766, it passed to France after the death of Stanisław Leszczyński, who had acquired the region from the German Habsburgs by the Treaty of Vienna (1738) ending the War of Polish Succession (1733–1738).


In 1871, Alsace-Lorraine became German, after the victory of Prussia and its German allies over the French in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871).


In 1919, it became French again by the Treaty of Versailles (1919), following the French victory over the Germans in World War I (1914–1918).


In 1940, Germany reannexed Alsace-Lorraine following Germany's successful invasion of France.


Finally, in 1945, after World War II (1939–1945), Alsace-Lorraine was solidified as French territory, which it remains to this day, more than a thousand years after the Treaty of Verdun.

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