Biography Of Margaret Macmillan 's Paris 1919

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Margaret Macmillan’s Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World attempts to provide a complete narrative of the tense six months in which the world met in Paris after the Armistice that ended the First World War. Macmillan herself is a Professor of International History at the University of Oxford as well as the Warden of St Antony’s College . She is also the great granddaughter of British Prime Minister David Lloyd George . In the book Macmillan provides unprecedented insight into this Peace Conference and examines its impact and influences in a new and insightful manner. The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 was one of the few international conferences that had lasting effects that are still being observed in the present day. Many historians attribute the biggest legacy of the Paris Peace Conferences to be the Treaty of Versailles. As a consequence, they consistently attribute the events of 1919 as the cause of the Second World War . Macmillan, on the other hand, claims that the treaty is not to blame for the start of the War and it was instead created as a means to an end. Macmillan goes on to argue that the domestic issues Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau and David Lloyd George faced often took precedent over international issues. Macmillan lastly suggests throughout her book that there was more to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 then the settlement terms of the War. She instead suggests that the Peace Conference aimed to reshape the world that emerged after the
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