In This Chapter
- The last of the fighting stops
- Demobilization and the creation of the Freikorps
- The Allies hammer out the punitive Treaty of Versailles
- Wilson orchestrates the League of Nations
- The U.S. Senate repudiates both the Treaty and the League
With the scratching of pens in a railway car on an obscure siding in France, the Great War ended. At least, the shooting stopped.
Within this very railway car were sown the seeds of a new war, even more terrible. The German military and the Germans who favored the military would never forget that Matthias Erzberger, their nation’s chief negotiator of the Armistice, was ...