III Regions, VI Europe, 28 From the Paris Peace Treaties to the End of the Second World War
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- World War I to World War II — Peace treaties
The end of the First First World War in 1918–19 was an epochal event with far-reaching consequences. It revealed like few other occasions in modern history the terrible extent of new difficulties and exposed past failures to establish an international order capable of securing peace. Moreover, it sped up the process of modernization all over the world. One of the momentous results was a rapidly growing international interdependence fostered by technical progress and by a considerable scarcity of raw materials and food. This development caused an extraordinary...