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The Consequences of the Peace

The Versailles Settlement: Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2015

New Edition

Distributed for Haus Publishing

The Consequences of the Peace

The Versailles Settlement: Aftermath and Legacy 1919-2015

New Edition

The Versailles Settlement, at the time of its creation a vital part of the Paris Peace Conference, suffers today from a poor reputation: despite its lofty aim to settle the world’s affairs at a stroke, it is widely considered to have paved the way for a second major global conflict within a generation. Woodrow Wilson’s controversial principle of self-determination amplified political complexities in the Balkans, and the war and its settlement bear significant responsibility for boundaries and related conflicts in today’s Middle East. After almost a century, the settlement still casts a long shadow.

This revised and updated edition of The Consequences of the Peace sets the ramifications of the Paris Peace treaties—for good or ill—within a long-term context. Alan Sharp presents new materials in order to argue that the responsibility for Europe’s continuing interwar instability cannot be wholly attributed to the peacemakers of 1919–23. Marking the centenary of World War I and the approaching centenary of the Peace Conference itself, this book is a clear and concise guide to the global legacy of the Versailles Settlement.

275 pages | 4 maps | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015

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Reviews

“What an intellectual feast Alan Sharp has served us with this comprehensive treatment of the peace conferences that ended the Great War!”

William R. Keylor, International History Institute, Boston University

"As a glance at the table of contents shows, there are always more and interesting things to be said on the perennially fascinating question of the Paris Peace Conference. Sadly, too, there is much that is still relevant for our own troubled world."

Margaret Macmillan Warden, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, and author of Paris 1919

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Series Introduction
Introduction
 
1. The Peace Settlements: Versailles, an Overview
2. The German Problem
3. The League of Nations and the United Nations
4. National Self-Determination: Wilson’s Troublesome Principle
5. Minority Protection, Disarmament and International Law
6. Ideology and the American Century
Conclusion: ‘The Peace to end Peace’
 
Notes
Chronology
Bibliography
Picture Sources
Index

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