Agreement After War

The number of Jews who emigrated to Palestine increased under British surveillance, especially after Hitler came to power in 1933. Arab resentment has also increased. Clemenceau told Wilson: “America is far away, protected by the ocean. Even Napoleon himself could not touch England. You are both guarded; We are not.” [37] The French wanted a border on the Rhine to protect France from a German invasion and compensate for France`s demographic and economic inferiority. [38] [39] American and British representatives rejected the French claim and, after two months of negotiations, the French accepted a British promise to form an immediate alliance with France if Germany attacked again, and Wilson agreed to submit a similar proposal to the Senate. In December 1918, Clemenceau had declared to the Chamber of Deputies that his goal was to maintain an alliance with the two countries. Clemenceau accepted the offer in exchange for an occupation of the Rhineland for fifteen years and that Germany would also demilitarize the Rhineland. [40] If you speak to Hungarians, it won`t take you many days to hear the word Trianon. You are not talking about holidays in the suburbs of Paris. You talk about the treaty that cut off the territory of Hungary at the time. More than 100 years later, it is still present in the Hungarian national memory – and continues to shape Hungarian politics. The peace treaties of the end of the First World War have a long life after the First World War and nowhere is this more visible than in Central and Eastern Europe.

I leave Paris after eight fateful months with contradictory emotions. Looking back at the conference, there is much to endorse, but much to regret. It`s easy to say what should have been done, but it`s harder to have found a way to do it. To those who say that the Treaty is bad and should never have been done and that it will put Europe in countless difficulties in implementing it, I would like to admit this. But I would also say in response that empires cannot be dismantled and that new states can be lifted to their ruins without disruption. Creating new frontiers means creating new problems. .

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