The New Map of Asia (1900-1919)

The New Map of Asia (1900-1919)

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The New Map of Asia (1900-1919)

The New Map of Asia (1900-1919)

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This afternoon I saw two German delegates, followed by a long line of plenipotentiaries of the allied and associated powers, sign the Treaty of Versailles. The ceremony in the Hall of Mirrors, to which the world has been looking forward eagerly since the armistice of November 11, thrilled neither participants nor spectators. Cannon were booming to announce the end of the war and the birth of the League of Nations. But the war was not ended. The League of Nations was not born. The signers knew that the document over which they bent was not the chart of a durable world peace. That is why they were indifferent. Their apathy was communicated to us who looked on.

The futility of the Treaty of Versailles is due to three causes. In its first articles, it creates a league of nations, the possibility of the existence of which is taken away by the stipulations of the rest of the treaty. It attempts to settle a few of the moot questions in Europe and else-

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