The Treaty of Versailles and its Consequences for Today 1919 – 2019 *NEW*

The Treaty of Versailles was signed 100 years ago. So much has been written about the hopes it engendered after the sacrifices of World War I. More has been written about the fatal flaws in the treaty. Furthermore, after helping to win the war, why did the United States, fail to ratify the treaty? And did the treaty’s conditions really gave rise to Nazism and other forms of extremism, as well as political problems ranging from all over Europe to the Middle East. A handout with references will be provided. Instructor: Anatole Sykley