Paris Pacts
The Paris Pacts are four international agreements signed in Paris on 23 October 1954.

The first treaty ended the occupation of West Germany and restored its full sovereignty under the name "Federal Republic of Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

". The treaty allowed Allied troops to remain in the country.

The second agreement expanded the Brussels Treaty of 1948 to include West Germany and Italy, creating the Western European Union
Western European Union
The Western European Union was an international organisation tasked with implementing the Modified Treaty of Brussels , an amended version of the original 1948 Treaty of Brussels...

. This agreement allowed West Germany to start a limited rearmament program though it banned development of certain weapons, such as large warships and nuclear devices. It was signed by the Brussels Treaty countries (Belgium, France, Great Britain, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands) and by West Germany and Italy.

The third pact accepted West Germany into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It was signed by NATO members and West Germany.

The fourth pact was between France and the Federal Republic of Germany giving “European status” to the Saarland. The agreement, however, was rejected by the Saarlanders in a referendum one year later. On 27 October 1956 the Saar Treaty
Saar Treaty
The Saar Treaty, or "Treaty of Luxembourg" is an agreement between West Germany and France concerning the return of the Saarland to West Germany...

officially made Saarland a state of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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