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The Peace Conference in 1919

It is commonly believed today that the British, French and Italian delegates at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 should have treated Germany as an equal partner in the re-establishment of peace: no revenge, no reparations, no redrawing of borders, no forced signing of a war guilt clause, no mischaracterizations. If this had happened, there might not have been an economic depression or as intense a depression in the 1930s, plus no revanchism in Germany and no renewed war in Europe from 1940 to 1945.

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