The End of Reparations

The End of Reparations

The End of Reparations

The End of Reparations

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What is called the peace treaty of Versailles is no treaty, and it has not brought peace. The essence of a treaty is that two parties, after stating their cases, reach a common agreement. The Treaty of Versailles was written by one party alone. It was presented to the Germans, and they were compelled, under threat of force, to sign it. It was an act of dictatorship, and does not deserve the title of treaty. Nor has the Versailles treaty achieved peace. Peoples cannot live together in peace unless international agreements are honoured, and the Treaty of Versailles was erected upon a crass breach of an internationl promise.

On January 8, 1918, the President of the United States, in a message to Congress, laid down the program upon which, in his judgment, peace should be made. This message included the wellknown Fourteen Points. They had political as well . . .

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