TITLE

Germany: a New Carthage?

AUTHOR(S)
Lentin, Antony
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
History Today;Jan2012, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article looks at the Paris Peace Conference held after World War I, with a particular focus on the negotiation and effects of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. Details related to the book "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by economist John Maynard Keynes and its impact on public perceptions of the treaty are also presented. According to the author, the terms of the treaty were perceived as too harsh both by Germans and by many in the Allied countries, resulting in an unwillingness by both sides to uphold the treaty. It is suggested that Keynes’ book played a significant role in fostering Allied guilt over the treaty. Topics discussed include British prime minister David Lloyd George, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, and French prime minister Georges Clemenceau.
ACCESSION #
70292413

 

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