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Ok, here goes! The winner is…going to be known later because I have some things to say first, so read on and feel the suspense rise.

  • Firstly, on behalf of the media team, I would like to say that the treaty was an excellent event and we hope that you all enjoyed it as much as we did.
  • Each country that was present did a great job getting their information together and preparing their motions and speeches! A special congratulation to all the junior civil- servants, year 10, for doing so.
  • This historical enactment can go down in the history of the IST for passing the largest number of motions and also for failing to pass the largest number of motions in a mere 4 hours.
  • The first motion brought to everybody’s attention was that of Italy and the port of Trieste and as we all know it failed to pass. This has NEVER been done and is surely a world record that the school can be “proud” of.
  • Although it is very difficult to decide which country was the better one, we decided that three countries were the best throughout the whole reconstruction. These countries are ITALY, POLAND and the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. These countries were the best at putting forward a clear argument for each motion and did pass the most motions.
  • Italy and Poland had the best background teams and the civil servants Max, of Poland, and Ben, of Italy, should get special thanks for the amount of work that they put in. Italy’s strategy to second as many motions as possible turned out to be a good plan although a little reckless. Poland resourcefulness allowed them to pass the most motions but they could have been developed a bit more. The USA started to set a standard, argument wise, when the second half began. Their second Head of State, Simone Scully, was dominating the other seniors when they imposed a motion and gave the barely gave the other countries a chance to find anything wrong with her own motions. A future in politics for this girl, who knows?
  • Although they were the better countries on the day, it doesn’t mean that the remaining countries did not have their moments of glory and that the previous countries didn’t have their faults! Great Britain did not get of to a great start but rose to the occasion when junior civil servant, Robert Thompson, let his words fly, finding a flaw in most of the motions Great Britain were against. Maybe the sibling rivalry on the forum was just a ploy to get the other countries thinking that Great Britain were having tension in the home camp?
  • Graeme Vance’s knowledge of Serbian territory and status in the war led to Serbia passing some good motions and France were just as knowledgeable of their situation and demands as Theo Kirby came to his country’s aid when the Senior officials were lost for words or were not sure what was going on.
  •  One thing that was not expected and should never happen again, was the dispute between the two countries of Italy and Poland. Not known to be rivals when outside of an event as important as this one, Amelia Kirby and Helena Tejedor tarnished this peace treaty’s name when causing the scandalous fight that was caught on camera. Unfortunately, we will be able to watch it over and over again thanks to modern technology and the great filming of a certain cameraman/journalist.
  • There was also a lack of seriousness from some senior officials such as Ed Ritchie and Grace Broadie of Poland and France. Despite the entertainment that it brought to the treaty, which was extremely well received, they should consent to being more serious if ever they take part in another such treaty.


Now it is time for you to know, taking in consideration the popular poll, the  event itself and the forum use, who the winner of the Treaty of Versailles is going to be.





Italy have won thanks to the excellent preparation and use of the Versailles forum, the great debating skills of the senior officials and the outstanding effort put in by the junior official Ben Arscott to organise a perfect system that led them to victory. Their use of the forum was small but if you examine in detail the articles posted, you will see that they had no need to use it. Everything they needed was said in one long statement. So with no need to repeatedly use the forum, this left them ready before everybody else.

The treaty was an easy thing to deal with because they were prepared and knew what to say and when to say it.

The only thing that weakened Italy’s chances of winning was the fact that they failed to pass the first motion( never done before ) and they failed to get the port of Trieste 

Poland were the unfortunate runners up to Italy. Their preparation and acts of passing the most motions led us to give them second place but the lack of concentration whilst voting lost them points when it came to the final decision.

USA came third. Their lack of involvement in the first half shortened their chances of getting in the top three but they secured the place in the top three with the powerful debating skills that were seen in the second half of the treaty.

You can debate between yourselves whether Great Britain, Serbia or France came 4th, 5th or 6th but if you really want to know our decision, here it is.

Great Britain in 4th 

Serbia in 5th

France in 6th


There you have it! This is our decision, it is final and remember that we decided on the winners whilst watching your actions throughout the weeks.


JOURNALIST#1 and JOURNALIST #2 ( a.k.a  Craig Blyth and John Coleman) 




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