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Presentation: The Treaty of Versailles
June 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Treaty of Versailles
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
The 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles will be June 28, 2019.This Treaty which concluded the First World War laid the blame for the war squarely on Germany and its allies, imposed very heavy reparations on Germany and established the League of Nations. In retrospect, it is seen by some as a vindictive failure which contributed to the causes of the Second World War twenty years later. The United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty largely because joining the League of Nations required giving up in part some sovereignty and placed internationalism above nationalism. This is just as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago.
This lecture is sponsored by the Keelan Family Foundation.
To Register: https://greenmtnacademy.org/calendar-entry/584/the-treaty-of-versailles