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The Treaty of Versailles, a very short introduction, Michael S. Neiberg

The Treaty of Versailles, a very short introduction, Michael S. Neiberg
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120) and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Treaty of Versailles
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Responsibility statement
Michael S. Neiberg
Series statement
Very short introductions, 607
Sub title
a very short introduction
Signed on June 28, 1919 between Germany and the principal Allied powers, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended World War I. Problematic from the very beginning, even its contemporaries saw the treaty as a mediocre compromise, creating a precarious order in Europe and abroad and destined to fall short of ensuring lasting peace. At the time, observers read the treaty through competing lenses: a desire for peace after five years of disastrous war, demands for vengeance against Germany, the uncertain future of colonialism, and, most alarmingly, the emerging threat of Bolshevism. A century after its signing, we can look back at how those developments evolved through the twentieth century, evaluating the treaty and its consequences with unprecedented depth of perspective. --Publisher
Table Of Contents
From war to armistice to peace conference -- The big three (or maybe four) -- Ideals versus interests -- Drafting the treaty -- To bed, sick of life -- War to end war?
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