The Search For Security and Stability, 1920-32 – Parts One and Two

The Search For Security and Stability, 1920-32 – Parts One and Two

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The Search For Security and Stability, 1920-32 – Parts One and Two Monday, March 7 th / 2011 Potential of American military power France was pushed back to two major policy lines As always in a shadow of a large German population – France placed importance on its national security 2 ways to achieve that post war assurance of national security: growing closer to Britain (revitalizing the Anglo-French partnership) In a sense, the British and the French could afford competition and rivalry now that their common enemy had laid low In the early 1920s, a man (Briand) tried to copper fasten support of Britain as one of the main items of post- war stability Defending the Treaty of Versailles – to protect it and all of its obligations (especially to pay economic compensation to the allied powers) What the French didn’t comprehend initially was that there was a contradiction between seeking constant British strategic backing against the German menace Wanted to impose upon Germany, the full extent of its specific obligation Stated simply, as Briand soon found out, the British were not prepared to account for every clause for Germany’s reintegration When Briand saw a full-blown defensive alliance with Britain, he got a very qualified response Lloyd George made it clear that France would make an automatic military support on behalf of France by
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The Search For Security and Stability, 1920-32 – Parts One and Two

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