Many of the geopolitical hot button issues of recent decades trace their roots directly back to decisions made during the 1919 Paris peace talks. Inspired by historian Margaret MacMillan's acclaimed book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, this program dramatically blends historical reenactments with archival footage and photos to shed light on a long moment in history when the victorious combatants of the Great War - fueled by a combination of hope, opportunism, and anger - created the League of Nations, redrew the map of the modern world, and revenged themselves upon Germany via the Treaty of Versailles. A definitive documentary.
Credits: Paris 1919: Inside the Peace Talks That Changed the World (0:34) -- November 1918: Final Shots of the Great War Fired (2:24) -- Woodrow Wilson Inspires the World (2:03) -- Europe's Mixed Reaction to the end of WWI (2:47) -- League of Nations (2:42) -- Great War: Countries Seek Compensation (3:57) -- "The State of Mankind Hangs by a Thread" (2:24) -- Europe Divided (3:09) -- "Germany Must Pay" (3:31) -- "Peace Must Not Be Made With Emotion" (2:09) -- Germany's Consequences (2:56) -- Nothing is Sacred in Paris of 1919 (2:13) -- Egos Endanger Paris Peace Talks (4:43) -- George Clemenceau Shot (2:30) -- Paris Peace Talks: Supreme Council Meets in Private (3:44) -- German Delegation Goes to France (2:46) -- German Atrocities (2:52) -- German Delegates Arrive in Paris (4:01) -- German Delegates' Basement Headquarters (2:02) -- Stand-off Between Big Four Countries (2:25) -- Different Kinds of Peace (2:41) -- The Draft Treaty (3:48) -- Germany's Reaction to the Peace Treaty (2:23) -- Germany Betrayed (2:45) -- Dissension in the "Big Four" (2:11) -- War: Real Possibility (2:53) -- A Just Peace is Elusive (2:08) -- Momentous Days in History of Peace Talks (2:51) -- Paris Peace Treaty Must Stand (2:33) -- Germany Cannot Be Trusted (2:49) -- Treaty of Versailles (2:40) -- Germany Signs the Treaty (2:02) -- Miliarty Conquest Offers No Lasting Safety (1:46) -- Credits: Paris 1919: Inside the Peace Talks That Changed the World (4:15)
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