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The economic consequences of the peace

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: San Bernardino, CA : [Rogers Fischer Publishing?], 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was written by John Maynard Keynes. Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a bestseller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a 'Carthaginian peace'. It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Maynard Keynes
ISBN: 9781629100661 1629100668
OCLC Number: 870268706
Notes: Reprinted from the 1920 edition published by Harcourt, Brace and Howe?
Description: 136 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Maynard Keynes.

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"The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919) was written by John Maynard Keynes. Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a bestseller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a 'Carthaginian peace'. It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaty and involvement in the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly in turn was a crucial factor in public support for appeasement. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist especially on the left. When Keynes was a key player in establishing the Bretton Woods system in 1944, he remembered the lessons from Versailles as well as the Great Depression. The Marshall Plan after Second World War is a similar system to that proposed by Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace"--Page 4 of cover.

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