Edited by Gerald Boerner
After World War I, the victorious Allied Powers drew up the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty laid out the conditions for ending the hostilities, essentially placing all blame on the German’s. While President Woodrow Wilson set forth his Fourteen Points that could have led to an equitable and lasting peace, but England and France were more interested in preserving or expanding their empires.
Before entering the war in 1918, the United States had been strongly isolationist. After the war, the Republican majority in the Senate wanted a return to that policy. Consequently, when the Treaty of Versailles and the charter for the League of Nations came up for ratification, the Senate declined to do so. Thus we returned to isolationism.
Today we take a look at these two documents and what they were intended to accomplish. Join us… GLB
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Quotations Related to TREATY
“No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.”
“What treaty that the whites have kept has the red man broken? Not one.”
— Sitting Bull
“What we need now is a Treaty of the World not a Treaty of Rome.”
— Bernie Ecclestone