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Section III.—Siam (Art. 135 to 137)

Article 135.

Germany recognises that all treaties, conventions and agreements between her and Siam, and all rights, title and privileges derived therefrom, including all rights of extraterritorial jurisdiction, terminated as from July 22, 1917.

Note to IV, 135

Siam declared war upon Germany on July 22, 1917.

Article 136.

All goods and property in Siam belonging to the German Empire or to any German State, with the exception of premises used as diplomatic or consular residences or offices, pass ipso facto and without compensation to the. Siamese Government.

The goods, property and private rights of German nationals in Siam shall be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Part X (Economic Clauses) of the present Treaty.

Article 137.

Germany waives all claims against the Siamese Government on behalf of herself or her nationals arising out of the seizure or condemnation of German ships, the liquidation of German property, or the internment of German nationals in Siam. This provision shall not affect the rights of the parties interested in the proceeds of any such liquidation, which shall be governed by the provisions of Part X (Economic Clauses) of the present Treaty.

Note to IV, 137

The protocol to the provisional economic arrangement signed between Germany and Siam at Berlin February 28, 1924 and in force on February 15, 1925 (32 League of Nations Treaty Series, p. 404) provides that “as long as the Provisional Economic Arrangement signed on this day will remain in force Articles 264, 265, 266, 267, 271, 273 (first alinéa), 274, 275, 276, 277, 279, 280, 306 (fifth alinéa), 323, 324, 325, 326 and 327 of Part X of the Treaty of Versailles shall not apply.” The arrangement in effect reduced Siam’s claims to the amounts realized from German property already in its possession.