Article 17

Amend paragraph 3 to read:

“The final disposal of these possessions shall be determined jointly by the Governments of the U.S.A., France, U.K. and U.S.S.R. and of three of the other Allied and Associated Powers elected by the signatories of the present treaty, within one year of the coming into force of the present treaty [in the manner laid down in the joint declaration of (date) issued by the said Governments].2 Failing agreement by these Governments within one year the question shall be referred to a meeting of the Allied and Associated Powers represented at the Conference of Paris.

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