Land and Power: British and Allied Policy on Germany's Frontiers 1916-19, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Land and Power

British and Allied Policy on Germany's Frontiers 1916-19, 1st Edition

By Harold I. Nelson


414 pages

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Originally published in 1963, this book examines the territorial settlement with Germany at the end of the First World War. It approaches it from the standpoint of British official attitudes and policy in order to discover the pre-Paris-Peace-Conference evolution of British governmental thinking on German boundary issues: to bring out the relationship between British attitudes and those of their allies and to determine British influence on the drafting of the territorial provisions of the ill-fated Treaty of Versailles.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Wartime Background 1. Initial Attitudes on Basic Problems 2. The American Factor and British Policy, 1917-18 3. The Armistice and Territorial Questions Part 2: Pre-Conference Preparations 4. Advice of the Experts 5. Governmental Attitudes before Paris Part 3: The Making of the Settlement 6. The German-Polish Frontier 7. ‘Dinner instead of Danzig’ 8. The Rhine Frontier 9. The Treaty of Guarantee 10. Lloyd George, Wilson, and the Saar Dilemma 11. Czechoslovakia, Austria and Greater Germany 12. The Low Countries: Zinc, Strategy and Compensations 13. Appeasement of Statesmanship? 14. Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: German History

Originally published between 1929 and 1991 the volumes in this set:

  • Offer a comprehensive and challenging interpretation of the German past
  • Assess Bismarck’s contribution to the German Empire and his legacy for modern Germany
  • Examine the psyche of the Germans and discuss the psychological impact of the Second World War on the Germans
  • Review critically not only the rise and rule of National Socialism, but also the strength of authoritarianism and militarism and the weakness of democracy in 19th Century Germany
  • Examine the inter-relationships between social and economic change on the one hand, and political developments on the other.
  • Analyse the significance of the Zollverein on economic growth
  • Discuss authority and the law in the German Empire and the Weimar Republic.
  • Analyse the contribution of German historians to 20th Century historiography
  • Chart key events in British – German trade rivalry
  • Include archival material from both the former East and West Germany.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Germany