Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Did the Armistice cause World War Two - or did America?

An argument on the BBC website today by Professor Gerard De Groot of the University of St Andrews asks whether it was purely the harsh Armistice conditions of the Great War in 1918 that caused the subseqent world war, or whether America's isolationist police between the wars allowed a power vacuum to develop in Europe that remained unchecked, allowing Hitler to thrive.

It's controversial, and it's at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7720410.stm

Chris

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2 comments:

TBonz said...

LOL. If we interfere, we're too much of a busybody and resented, if we don't, we're isolationist (and resented.)

No-win.

Chris Paton said...

I know! But you do have Hollywood, and that definitely mitigates in your favour! lol :D

Chris