By Charles L. Mee Jr.
World struggle I and the Versailles Treaty that produced the main severe upheaval in a protracted and stormy process glossy global historical past. 4 nice empires - Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Russia - have been a part of the war's rubble. faraway from restoring the area to reserve, the diplomats who met in 1919 at Paris and Versailles plunged the area back, this time irretrievably, into the chaos of the 20 th century. It used to be the tip of order.
At 3 o'clock at the afternoon of may perhaps 7, 1919, the pinnacle of the German delegation to the Paris Peace convention entered a room within the Palace of Versailles and was once "dazzled and disoriented through the surprising explosion of sun mirrored within the giant mirrors, the chandeliers and white walls." Brockdorf-Rantzau was once extra bewildered by means of the treaty that was once provided to him - "a mass of go references and altered paragraphs" protecting 2 hundred published pages and a hundred and forty articles. but not anyone had studied the record - no longer the barrel-chested, shrewd...
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They believed that the president had not sailed to Europe for mere reasons of vanity. They expected Wilson to insist upon his new order by using the enormous economic strength of the United States — undamaged by the war — to pressure the Allies. And, while Wilson exerted this external pressure, the socialists believed, they would exert the internal political pressure. On December 27, Clemenceau was forced to go before Parliament to request 10 billion francs for the civil and military budget for the first quarter of 1919.
In time some of Wilson’s other ideas for reforms seemed to strike at the foundations of social privilege at Princeton, and he met the resistance of Andrew Fleming West, the dean of the graduate school. Wilson was uncompromising — some thought rigid — and because he would not bend, he was broken, fell ill, and was forced to resign in 1910. He was elected governor of New Jersey in 1911. Because of some of his proposals for Princeton, he was seen as a man of democratic, almost populist, temperament, and, in 1913, he was swept — by this impression of his populism, and by his graceful, uplifting eloquence — into the presidency of the United States.
He proposed marriage to a well-to-do young woman, Hortense Kestner, who was a year older than he was and who was not greatly attracted to him. Her father did not like Clemenceau either — considering the young man too domineering — and rejected his suit. By 1865, with an allowance from his father in his pocket, and outfitted in a new frock coat and black satin breeches, Clemenceau set out to improve his English by living in the United States. He lived in Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village, and acquired an idiomatic command of American English, which he spoke in an accent that blended the guttural French r’s with a New England broadness.