Peace Talks - Paris 1919: A Wilsonian Order for Europe, and How it Failed

On 21 November 2018 (4:30-6:30 p.m.), Dr Alex Korb will analyse the consequences and impact of the failure of the Wilsonian Order in our second Peace Talk.

Title: ‘Paris 1919: A Wilsonian Order for Europe, and How it Failed’ (Peace Talk Annual Series)

Speaker: Dr Alex Korb (Department of History and Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Leicester)

Date and time: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 4:30 to 6:30 (coffee and tea from 4:15 pm)

Venue: Fielding Johnson L67

Abstract: The talk will analyse the consequences and impact of the failure of the Wilsonian Order. In Central and Eastern Europe, the mix of high hopes, raised through Wilson’s promises, and high frustration, caused by the Paris Peace treaties, caused violence and ethnic cleansing. In the long run, it was Hitler who appeared to deliver on Wilson’s promises and who was hailed by many Central and Eastern European nationalists for supporting their claims to territorial revision and ideology to achieving ethnically homogeneous populations in their territories.

Booking via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/paris-1919-a-wilsonian-order-for-europe-and-how-it-failed-tickets-52603341009

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