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The First World War Peace Settlements, 1919-1925
The First World War changed the face of Europe - two empires (the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire) collapsed in its wake and as a result many of the boundaries of Europe were redrawn and new states were created. The origins of many of the international crises in the late twentieth century can be traced back to decisions taken in these critical years, Yugosla ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published October 4th 2002 by Routledge
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This book's length intends it not to be an analysis on post-WWI peace settlements, but rather a historiography of the events that occurred, and the individual agendas of the "Big Four" - the U.S., Great Britain, France, and to an extent, Italy. The chapters are outlined with peace aims, actual settlements and German reparations, the "Spirit of Locarno," the state of the West after WWI, and a very brief conclusion on the success and failures of the peace settlements in accord with each major lead ...more
This is an excellent, detailed, analytical overview of the post-World War I period. The content is presented in such a way that teachers and high-achieving students will be able to confront some of the complexities of the post-war international relationships in an accessible way. I read here things that I had known about from reading other, less thorough, material but over and over I found myself having 'eureka' moments in understanding issues that I have long taught but, I now realise, not unde ...more