A year later and back with the civil service, he was one of the British officials involved in drawing up the Treaty of Versailles
which spelled out the price Germany had to pay for the conflict.
In the summer of 1919 a Victory Festival opened on the Town Moor to coincide with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
on June 28.
As Germany suffered from the dictates of the Treaty of Versailles
and inflation devastated the country, Himmler became politicized to the radical right.
Canada was a signatory on the Treaty of Versailles
, something few would have believed possible at the start of the war.
Kimball notes that our view of the war and its consequences was shaped in part by John Maynard Keynes' The Economic Consequences of the Peace that blamed the alleged harshness of the Treaty of Versailles
for the rise of Hitler and the Second World War.
While acknowledging the "appalling loss" of life, the key talking points had to do with how that "appalling loss" helped forge an independent Canada and bought that newly forged nation a seat at the table while the big boys drew up the Treaty of Versailles
Nevertheless a formal state of war persisted for another seven months, until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles
on June 28, 1919, forcing Germany to give up substantial areas of land, restrict its military and pay around PS284 billion in today's money in reparations.
We are witnessing the death rattle of the Iraq created by the British empire to compensate a Hashemite prince for the imperial double-cross against his father at the Treaty of Versailles
PEACEMAKERS: Allied leaders meet to sign Treaty of Versailles
out of future foreign entanglements, the Senate refused to ratify either the Treaty of Versailles
or the League of Nations.
The United States pushed drug prohibition on the world via the Treaty of Versailles
in 1919, and its role as "prohibitionist-in-chief" has continued under the UN's drug-control treaties -- which, by the way, appear to bar Uruguay from legalizing marijuana.
To make matters worse, the Treaty of Versailles
imposed such harsh reparations on Germany that their economy was debilitated.