28 June: Sarajevo 1914 - Versailles 1919: The War and Peace by Alan Sharp

By Alan Sharp

On June 28, 1919, the Peace Treaty was once signed within the corridor of Mirrors at Versailles, 5 years to the day after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo prompted Europe's precipitous descent into struggle. This warfare was once the 1st clash to be fought on a world scale. via its lead to 1918, 4 empires had collapsed, and their minority populations, which had by no means earlier than existed as self sustaining entities, have been inspired to hunt self-determination and nationhood.

Following on from Haus’s enormous thirty-two quantity sequence at the signatories of the Versailles peace treaty, The Makers of the fashionable global, 28 June looks in better intensity on the smaller countries which are usually overlooked as a rule histories, and in doing so seeks to appreciate the clash from an international viewpoint, asking not just how all the signatories got here to affix the clash but additionally giving an outline of the long term results in their having performed so.

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