PRESIDENT WILSON'S success in securing approval for the League as the basis of the Peace Treaty was his greatest triumph at Paris; and it was accentuated by the acceptance of certain of the amendments that were demanded in America, while those which the French and Japanese insisted upon were discarded or postponed. In comparison with this success, he doubtless regarded his concessions in the matter of reparations and the special FrancoBritish-American alliance as mere details. His task, however, was by no means completed, since Italian and Japanese claims threatened to bring on crises of almost equal danger.
From the early days of he Conference there had been interested speculation in the corridors of the Quai d'Orsay as to whether the promises made to Italy by the Entente Powers in 1915, which were incorporated in the secret Treaty of London, would
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Publication information: Book title: Woodrow Wilson and the World War:A Chronicle of Our Own Times. Contributors: Charles Seymour - Author. Publisher: Yale University Press. Place of publication: New Haven, CT. Publication year: 1921. Page number: 310.
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