Wednesday 13 November 2019 | 6.30pm-8.00pm
Professor Peter Jackson will give a lecture about The Paris Peace Conference, which came at the end of what was seen at the time as the war to end all wars. It was dictated largely by Lloyd George (UK), Clemenceau (France), Woodrow Wilson (USA) and Vittoria Orlando (Italy). Germany was not permitted to take part but was required to sign the agreement. Some of the outcomes saw the League of Nations being founded from Wilson’s Fourteen Points focusing largely on self-determination for nation states. Germany lost 13% of her territory, with the Rhineland being demilitarised and coal from the Saar region exported to France. Payment of reparations by Germany, as compensation for damage, was fixed at £6.6 billion. This shocked and angered the German people who felt that they had been stabbed in the back. They rounded on the politicians of the Weimar Republic leading to a rise in fascism which eventually saw Hitler’s Nazi Party come to power in Germany and Mussolini’s Fascist party in Italy.
£8.00 – £10.00
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