Treaty of Versailles
1918's Armistice Offers an Unsettling Model for Ending the Ukraine Conflict
by James Thornton Harris
Marshal Foch of France described the Treaty of Versailles as a "an armistice for 20 years." In Ukraine, the end of the shooting war will be only the first step in securing peace.
SOURCE: Public Books
J. M. Keynes and the Visible Hands
by Kent Puckett
John Maynard Keynes's disgust at the outcome of the peace negotiations at the end of the Great War led him to write a scathing and influential book about the economic impact of the Treaty of Versailles. Unfortunately, the account, which overstated the economic devastation imposed on Germany, fueled Hitler's propaganda and made the rest of Europe unable to perceive the threat of German rearmament.
SOURCE: Public Books
How Versailles Still Haunts the World
by Joanne Randa Nucho
Anthropologist Joanne Randa Nucho and Public Books present a virtual forum on the ongoing legacies and impacts of the Treaty of Versailles.
SOURCE: A Correction: A Podcast
Historian David Carlin Discusses Teaching the Treaty of Versailles on Podcast
The hosts speak with David Carlin about why we need to reexamine the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles on its 100th anniversary.
On the 100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, It's Time to Reexamine Its Legacy.
by David Carlin
Versailles did not destroy the German economy, make Germany into a permanent pariah, or inspire the German lust for revenge. Instead, the Nazis capitalized on a unique economic calamity (the Great Depression), German political instability, and deep seated radical nationalist currents.
SOURCE: Gresham College
Upcoming Event: The Treaty of Versailles: A Hundred Years Later
On Tuesday, June 4, Professor Margaret MacMillan will put the treaty in perspective, one hundred years later.
SOURCE: Oxford University Press Blog
What the Paris Peace Conference can teach us about politics today
by Anand Menon, Margaret MacMillan, Patrick Quinton-Brown
Many of the challenges that concern us today—ethnic nationalisms, building the foundations for peace and prosperity around the globe, managing and containing war, or the future of Europe—were discussed in Paris a hundred years ago.
The Remarkably Similar Parallels Between the Debate About Our Role in the World in 2016 and 1919
by Michael S. Neiberg
With the benefit of time we can see more clearly the essential bifurcation in American views about US leadership and how they began in the aftermath of the heated debate over the Treaty of Versailles.
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