Occupation (West)
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Occupation (West)

Occupation is the temporary authority over foreign territory during war. According to international law, a territory is considered occupied when “it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army” (Hague Convention Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land, Article 42). Not to be viewed as occupation are the systems of government in Ireland, Alsace-Lorraine, the non-Russian part of the Tsarist Empire etc., even though their administrations developed techniques of asserting their authority which resemble…

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Kramer, Alan, “Occupation (West)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 17 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0446>
First published online: 2015



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