The Paris Peace Conference, 1919: Peace Without Victory? by Michael L. Dockrill;Dr John Fisher

By Michael L. Dockrill;Dr John Fisher

The essays during this quantity, written through best historians and a former British overseas secretary, survey the method, politics and personalities of British peacemaking in 1919. some of the intractable difficulties confronted by means of negotiators are studied during this quantity. missed matters, together with nascent British advertisement pursuits in imperative Europe and attitudes in the direction of Russia are lined, in addition to vital reassessments of the viability of the Versailles treaty, reparations, appeasement, and the long term results of the cost. This assortment is a compelling and resonant addition to revisionist stories of the "Peace to finish Peace" and crucial examining for these attracted to overseas background.

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Selfinterest and/or genuine ideological sympathy assured these self-proclaimed leaders a sympathetic hearing. It was, however, only gradually that the Great Powers embraced the idea of creating new nation-states in Europe. 12 They would subsequently attempt, with a conspicuous lack of success, to create economic unity where political unity had vanished. The French, whose support of the national movements pre-dated that of their war-time allies, were convinced that they needed territorial barriers against a resurgent Germany and a cordon sanitaire against a bolshevik tidal wave from the east.

Stephen Schuker, American ‘Reparations’ to Germany, in Gerald D. Feldman, Die Nachwirkungen der Inflation auf die deutsche Geschichte 1924–1933, Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 6, pp. 370–1. 11. Antony Lentin, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson and the Guilt of Germany: an Essay in the Pre-History of Appeasement (Leicester, 1984). 12. Mark Mazower, Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century (London, 1998), p. 51. 13. David Vital, A People Apart: the Jews in Europe, 1789–1939 (Oxford, 1999), p.

The Zara Steiner 23 French, on the contrary, thought that they were being left exposed, with the collapse of the Anglo-American guarantee, to the danger of an inevitably resurgent Germany. Versailles failed to provide the formula for a stable or lasting peace. There was no hegemonic power to enforce it. The French were too weak to act alone. The British worked against, instead of with, the French, and created the conditions that favoured German revisionism. Even allowing for the inevitability of German recovery, Britain’s recurring preoccupation with French obstinacy obscured the danger of a revival of German power.

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