La conception Transatlantique de sécurité du gouvernement Clemenceau à la Conférence de Paix de Paris, 1919

Jackson, P. (2019) La conception Transatlantique de sécurité du gouvernement Clemenceau à la Conférence de Paix de Paris, 1919. Histoire, economie et societe, 38(4), pp. 65-87. (doi: 10.3917/hes.194.0065)

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Abstract

France’s policy at the Paris Peace Conference has long been criticised as a failed bid to destroy German power and to secure a dominant position in the post-1918 European political order. Premier Georges Clemenceau, meanwhile, is usually represented as a committed practitioner of traditional power politics. This interpretation, which has structured the historiography since the immediate aftermath of the war, has obscured an important ideological dimension to French policy at the peace conference. At the heart of the Clemenceau government’s programme was a trans-Atlantic conception of future international order that rested on a shared commitment to democracy and self-determination between France, Great Britain and the United States. The aim was to enmesh Germany in a new security order that would be underpinned by the superior economic and military resources of the victorious Allied powers. This policy anticipated geo-political developments during and after the Second World War.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jackson, Professor Peter
Authors: Jackson, P.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DC France
J Political Science > JZ International relations
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Histoire, economie et societe
Publisher:Armand Colin
ISSN:0752-5702
ISSN (Online):1777-5906
Published Online:09 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 Armand Colin
First Published:First published in Histoire, economie et societe 38(4): 65-87
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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