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 Lessons of History: the Paris Peace Conference of 1919   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Paris was in the six months between January and June 1919 the centre of world power, perhaps even a sort of world government.
The Allies met in Paris in January 1919 for what they expected would be a preliminary conference for two to three weeks, where they would hammer out common peace terms and then call representatives from Germany and the other defeated nations and have a full-blown peace conference.
In 1919 people were thinking in ways which would have been alien to anyone in 1815 but which are familiar to us today: the whole notion of democratic participation in foreign policy, of ethnic nationalism, and of self-determination.
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 Paris Peace Conference, 1919 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 was a conference organized by the victors of World War I to negotiate the peace treaties between the Allied and Associated Powers and the defeated Central Powers.
The Paris peace treaties, together with the accords of the Washington Naval Conference of 1911-1922, laid the foundations for the so-called Versailles-Washington system of international relations.
In this context, the Japanese delegation to the Paris peace conference proposed the racial equality proposal.
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 Lessons of History: the Paris Peace Conference of 1919   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
We should understand peace, order and good government as entailing a continuum of responsibilities to protect that start at prevention and go right through to reconstruction and potentially bring to bear all the expertise and capabilities of the Canadian government and our national community.
The peace, order and good government program for Canada entails, first of all, a coordination of this activity and a better use of our own government.
A peace, order and good government agency that is well-led has to find these people, work with their departments, create networks of people working in the same field and create a deployment strategy and the training regimens that would work through various deployment scenarios and test their capabilities against hard reality.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/skelton/peace_order-en.asp   (5258 words)

 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Dutch Newspaper Editorial Against the Terms of the Paris Peace Conference, ...
With Germany's decision to seek an armistice - or face domestic as well as military collapse - arrangements were set in place to convene a peace conference in Paris; the city was unanimously selected by the Allied powers.
The peace conditions imposed upon Germany are so hard, so humiliating, that even those who have the smallest expectation of a "peace of justice" are bound to be deeply disappointed.
This "peace" offered to Germany may differ in form from the one imposed upon conquered nations by the old Romans, but certainly not in essence.
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 At the Paris Peace Conference, James T. Shotwell
If the international agreements of the Conference of Paris were to be made rigid it would seem as though much more were accomplished than to leave them frankly incomplete, but carried along as far as is possible now and fixed so they can be adjusted to changing conditions.
Conference convenes; President Poincaré welcomes it and President Wilson nominates Premier Clemenceau of France as permanent Chairman; he is unanimously elected by the delegates.
It is important to note that the Inquiry at that date fully expected that the Peace Conference would include representatives of the Central Powers, and that the American Delegation would be composed of representatives of the Executive and the Senate, a representative at large, and the Secretary of State.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/memoir/shotwell.htm   (4755 words)

 Paris Peace Conference - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE [Paris Peace Conference] 1919: see Versailles, Treaty of.
UN Conference of Civil Society in Support of Middle East Peace, in Paris, 12 - 13 July.
Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War.
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 Paris Peace Conference — Infoplease.com
Public opinion for peace: tactics of peace activists at the Washington Conference on Naval Armament (1921-1922).
The Lansdowne "Peace Letter" of 1917 and the prospect of peace by negotiation with Germany (1).(Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess......
Toward a theory of peace agreement implementation: the case of Liberia.
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 The Zadanian League - History - Paris Peace Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1919, representatives of 27 countries came to Paris to begin drawing up terms imposed on those powers defeated in the Great War, in the form of peace treaties.
The conference was dominated by the Big Three- Clemenceau from France, Lloyd George from Britain, and Wilson from the USA.
Although he had said before the end of the war that peace would show "no discrimination between those to whom we wish to be just and those we do not wish to be just.
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 Paris Peace Conference
Woodrow Wilson chose to head the U.S. delegation to the peace conference in Paris at the end of World War I and in doing so became the first president to visit Europe during his term in office.
NOTE: The Paris Peace Conference was not confined to negotiating with Germany alone; treaties were concluded with the other Central Powers later in 1919 and in early 1920.
the foundation of peace and reconciliation by the Provisional Articles signed at Paris on the 30th of November 1782, by the commissioners empowered on each part, which articles were agreed to be inserted in and constitute the Treaty of Peace...
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 Paris 1919 - SourceWatch
The Paris 1919 peace conference following World War I was a unique event that was pivotal in forming 20th century history.
Over six months in 1919, the entire leadership of the developed nations of the time met to talk about the future of the world after the war: an event not repeated since and which had never occurred before.
Eighty-five years later, everyone who attended the Paris 1919 peace conference, except for a few young dance hall girls and bellboys perhaps, is dead.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Paris_1919   (643 words)

 UPEI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
“The Paris Peace Conference of 1919, at the end of World War One, was an extraordinary event which brought together many of the most powerful people of the world,” says MacMillan, the great-granddaughter of Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister who was one of the three main architects of the Treaty of Versailles.
In Peacemakers: The Paris Conference of 1919, MacMillan contests the widely held conviction that the Treaty of Versailles led to the rise of Hitler and the onset of the Second World War.
The peacemakers of 1919 faced what was in reality an impossible task; they brought to it mixed, if often high motives, but an inadequate understanding of the hopelessness of their objective.
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 Macedonia at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919
The Bulgarian activities at the Peace Conference in Paris could not but meet with opposition from the Macedonian revolutionary organization since their purpose was to thwart the interests of the Macedonian nation.
So the Peace Conference is obliged to destroy the memories of those events and to prevent more tragedies by giving the Macedonian people what they want, that is, their holy right to decide their own future.
At the peace conference it was recognized as being more or less a political principle and applied only in cases when it contributed to the interests of the major powers.
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 Published document collections abou the Paris Peace Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Peace Treaties: Various Treaties and Agreements between the Allied and Associated Powers and the Serb-Croat-Slovene State, Roumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Turkey, Together with Certain Other Agreements Signed by the Peace Conference at Paris and Saint Germain-en-Laye.
The Peace Conference, Paris, 1919: Report of the Delegation of the Jews of the British Empire on the Treaties of Versailles, Saint-German-en-Laye and Neuilly and the Annexed Minority Treaties Presented to the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Council of the Anglo-Jewish Association, February, 1920.
Memoranda Presented to the Peace Conference, in Paris, Concerning the Claims of the Kingdom of the Serbians, Croatians and Slovenes.
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 Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Margaret Macmillan's pen portraits of the Big Three, and of many of the other extraordinary delegates to the Peace Conference are superb.
Macmillan is dismissive of the notion that the peace devised at Paris was so flawed that another war was inevitable.
Foch, hearing about the peace terms, growled, “This is not peace, it is an armistice for twenty years.” We know how right he was.
www.changingthetimes.net /bookreviews/peacemakers.htm   (572 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War: Books: Margaret MacMillan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In the very first words of her prize-winning book, Peacemakers, Margaret Macmillan says, "In 1919 Paris was the capital of the world." In the aftermath of the First World War, the great and good of all nations were there to reshape the world.
New nations sprang into existence during lunches in expensive Parisian hotels; borders that had lasted centuries were altered with the stroke of a pen; empires that had outlived their sell-by date were unceremoniously dismantled.
Macmillan is rightly dismissive of the notion that the peace devised at Paris was so flawed that another war was inevitable.
www.amazon.co.uk /Peacemakers-Paris-Peace-Conference-Attempt/dp/0719562333   (1198 words)

 Powell's Books - Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by
Between January and July 1919, after "the war to end all wars," men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace.
For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries.
This prize-winning national bestseller is the landmark, personality-filled history of the Paris peace conference of 1919, now in paperback.
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 The Versailles Peace Treaty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Paris Peace Conference, 1919, and the Treaty of Versailles
Wilson’s goals, outlined in his Fourteen Points, called for a lasting peace based on national self-determination among the nations and a League of Nations, and that was partially realized.
Wilson took no Senators with him to Paris, nor any Republican leaders, a serious flaw in his desire to achieve his goals, as the United States Senate was controlled by the Republican Party.
www.sagehistory.net /worldwar1/versailles.htm   (936 words)

 Paris Peace Conference - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Paris Peace Conference, 1898, negotiated the ending of the Spanish-American War.
The Paris Peace Conference, 1919, negotiated the treaties ending World War I.
The Paris Peace Treaties, 1947, with Germany's World War II allies in Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paris_Peace_Conference   (116 words)

 GEO World - Oct 2003 - CRITICAL GIS: Can We Learn from the Paris Peace Conference of 1919?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This is a relevant topic at the moment as the story of GIS, Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and digital maps is told daily on the news in places such as Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Treaty of Paris signed at Versailles in June 1919 is shown lying on one of the official boundary maps delimiting the new territory of Germany.
The treaty, which eventually was handed to the Germans in June 1919, often has been credited with establishing the geography of Europe throughout the rest of the 20th Century.
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 Paris Peace Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As Chairman of the Peace Conference, I assure you that your task will be difficult, but of supreme importance to the future of Europe and the world.
You are responsible for the scheduling of tasks, to be certain your country complies with the Official Conference Agenda.
Although Germany and Russia were not present as participants during the conference, it is effective to have students research their opinions of the peace terms and participate in the treaty making process.
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 Jewish proposal for Jewish Homeland, 1919
From the Proposals Presented by the Zionist Organisation to the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
Similar action was taken in Jaffa in the month of December, 1918, by a conference of representatives of the Jewish population in Palestine, and on January 4th, 1919, by Jewish Congresses representing about two million Jews of the reconstituted States of Austria-Hungary and of Poland.
The boundaries outlined are what we consider essential for the necessary economic foundation of the country.
www.eretzyisroel.org /~samuel/parispeace.html   (1168 words)

 Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Papers
Tomáš G. Masaryk: born in Moravia, Austria-Hungary; lecturer at the university of Vienna 1878-1882, professor of philosophy in Prague 1882-1914; member of the Austrian parliament 1891-1893, 1907-1914; chairman of the Czechoslovak National Council in exile 1916-1918; in 1918 Masaryk became the first president of independent Czechoslovakia.
Edvard Beneš: born in Bohemia, Austria-Hungary; from 1909 professor of economics and of sociology in Prague; as foreign minister head of the Czechoslovak delegation to the Paris peace conference 1919-1920; succeeded Masaryk as president of Czechoslovakia in 1935, resigned in 1938; leader of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile in London; reelected president, but resigned in 1948.
As foreign minister he was head of the Czechoslovak delegation to the Paris peace conference in 1919-1920.
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 Paris Peace Conference
When the Armistice was signed on 11th November, 1918, it was agreed that there would be a Peace Conference held in Paris to discuss the post-war world.
The five treaties were named after the Paris suburbs of Versailles (Germany), St Germain (Austria), Trianon (Hungary), Neuilly (Bulgaria) and Serves (Turkey).
At the most crucial moment of the peace negotiations Lloyd George was confronted by a telegram from 370 Members of Parliament demanding the he should make Germany pay.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWparis.htm   (1898 words)

 American entry into the war
The end of the war was marked by the Russian Bolshevik Revolution and the U.S. entry into the war.
The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 followed Wilson's plan to some extent--the age of empires was gone: German, Austrian, and Ottoman, replaced by nation-states-- but left many problems unsolved.
The Paris Peace Conference and the Versailles Treaty (1919)
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 Edward Benes Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The League's failure to maintain peace and France's refusal to honor its commitment to defend Czechoslovakia against German aggression led to the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and Europe's postwar prostration rendered any challenge to the Soviet-backed coup d'etat in 1948 impossible.
In this position Benes distinguished himself as the leader of the Czechoslovak delegation to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, and he held this office in all the Cabinets until he was elected second president of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1935.
The Munich Conference of Sept. 28, 1938, awarded Germany the Sudeten portions of Czechoslovakia.
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 Faisal-Weizmann Agreement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement was signed on January 3, 1919, by Emir Faisal (son of the King of Hejaz) and Chaim Weizmann (later President of the World Zionist Organization) as part of the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 settling disputes stemming from World War I.
On January 3, 1919, they signed the written agreement which is known by their names, see Paris Peace Conference, 1919.
The outcome of the peace conference itself did not provide the vast Arab state that Faisal desired mainly because the British and French had struck their own secret Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916 dividing the Middle East between their own spheres of influence, and soon Faisal began to express doubts about cooperation with the Zionist movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Faisal-Weizmann_Agreement   (1556 words)

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