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Awesome book. The author aknowledge that Versailles and the ...
on October 7, 2016
Awesome book. The author aknowledge that Versailles and the great depression created Hitler. Also showed that containment could have been used against Hitler. What the author means is that England could have garantee the borders of contry that she could actually deploy troops on it. It was a mistake to gaurantee the borders of Poland when England could not have sent a single Tommy there. Also , using a counterfactual method, a Soviet -German war in 1940 would not have been a bad thing. What the autohr mean is that Western Europe would not have been destroyed as it would be in 1944-45. Buchanan show that Europe was the loser of World War two.
Also talks about World War one. Buchanan show the injustice the western powers in 1919 did to Germany. If f the British and specialy the French would have just done a peace deal instead of imposing a carthaginian peace on Germany things would have gone better. France wasn't considered a pariah state in 1815 at the Vienna Congress even if Napoleon was exiled and Paris occupied by a coalition. No allied soldier had set foot on Germany in 1918 and at Versailles Germany was considered a defeated state and made a pariah state. Buchanan show that injustice.