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The Peace Negotiations - A Personal Narrative
by Robert Lansing
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1921. With illustrations. Contents: Reasons for Writing a Personal Narrative; Mr. Wilson's Presence at the Peace Conference; General Plan for a League of Nations; Substitute Articles Proposed; The Affirmative Guaranty and Balance of Power; The President's Plan and the Cecil Plan; Self-Determination; The Conference of January 19, 1919; A Resolution instead of the Covenant; The Guaranty in the Revised Covenant; International Arbitration; Report of Commission on League of Nations; The System of Mandates; Differences as to the League Recapitulated; The Proposed Treaty with France; Lack of an American Program; Secret Diplomacy; The Shantung Settlement; and The Bullitt Affair.
M. Clemenceau's words caused a decided sensation among the delegates already in Paris and excited much comment in the press. The public interest was intensified by the fact that President Wilson had but a day or two before, in an address at Manchester, England, denounced the doctrine of "the balance of power" as belonging to the old international order which had been repudiated because it had produced the conditions that resulted in the Great War.
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