The failure of Collective Security 1919–36

  • Stuart Miller
Part of the Palgrave Master Series book series (PAMAS)


The Versailles Settlement was followed by only twenty years of European peace. It left a series of grievances outstanding which stimulated nationalist resentments and rivalries. The inter-war economic situation exaggerated political reactions and condemned the democracy and constitutionalism necessary for a lasting settlement. In the last resort, the Settlement failed because it had no adequate guarantees.


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Further reading

  1. Dexter, B., The Years of Opportunity (Viking, 1967).Google Scholar
  2. Gathorne-Hardy, G.M., A Short History of International Affairs, 1920–1939 (Oxford, 1950).Google Scholar
  3. Gilbert, M., Britain and Germany between the Wars (Longman, 1964).Google Scholar
  4. Henig, R., Versailles and After, 1919–1933 (Routledge, 1984).Google Scholar
  5. Northedge, F.S., The League of Nations (Leicester, 1988).Google Scholar
  6. Walters, F.P., History of the League of Nations (Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1951), 2 vols.Google Scholar

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© Stuart T. Miller 1997

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