Studia Maritima

ISSN: 0137-3587     eISSN: 2353-303X    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/sm.2016.29-06
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System wersalski i jego rozkład.
(The Versailles System and its Decay.)

Authors: Tomasz Schramm
Instytut Historii Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Keywords: the peace conference in Paris international relations (1919–1939)
Year of publication:2016
Page range:11 (115-125)
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The system of international relations in Europe known as the ‘Versailles System’ arose as a result of the decisions taken at the peace conference in Paris in 1919. According to the assumptions made at the conference, the system was supposed to restrict the power of Germany and its lust for retaliation after the lost war. Thus, the annihilation of that system, or – at least – its considerable modification, became the main objective of the German politics. The first of those assumptions had been realised since the beginning of the Third Reich, which was compatible with the whole programme of its creator. The actions undertaken by Germany led to the decay of the Versailles System, which was finally sealed by the outbreak of WW2. The responsibility for that situation lies with Germany and the Soviet Union, and the creators of the Versailles system themselves.
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