Versus Versailles

29-07-2021

A hundred years ago, this was the first day that saw Austrian-born Adolf Hitler as a leader. Aged 32, the lead of the Nationalist Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) was taken up by this Westfront veteran. His leadership career would not end before the final, subterraneous stage of his life in the Führerbunker, 24 years later on in Berlin.

This hardly noticed event in southern Germany should not be deemed as significant as the causal circumstances that were created for Germany two-and-a-half years before, starting in January 1919 in Paris and coming to a close on June 28th, the fifth anniversary of the Austrian archduke's murder in 1914.

Following an altogether five-month stay in Europe, Woodrow Wilson left on June 29th, 1919, as one of British imperialism's many victims. He would never be able to recover from the British-British acts of force and his subsequently deteriorating health over and following the "colonised" Paris conference.

The following is not what the world's history teachers would tell you. And it does not look much better in academia. Though the underdog of the 1918 Armistice initiators had been excluded from the 1919 Paris conference, most of the sources insist on using the word "negotiations". Following the parliamentary process of ratification, the United States of America refused to take part in the Treaty and "League" of Versailles. Four months after this crucial decision of November 19, 1919, it was confirmed by another vote. Within a quarter of a year after the signing became clear that the new order was being rolled out without any of the peace initiators' involvement. Many critics believed that its violent revisionism provoking hardships would be neutralised by the novelty of international organisation. They ignored that the League of Nations was colonially and imperialistically aborted in the winter of 1919. Today, the United Nations are perpetuating this ignorance by sticking to the Anglo-Saxon dominated history writing (see its present twittering; our founding manifesto).

Within a month after becoming Wilson's successor as president of the United States, Warren Harding concluded peace with the outcast and ostracised German republic of Friedrich Ebert. It were these summer days when Hitler became a political leader.

The August 1921 US-German peace treaty confirmed that no such thing like an acceptable peace had been established by the allies. Under the lead of Great Britain and its radical Empire forces, they dictated the Treaty of Versailles as a death sentence on the German republic (Karl-Heinz Lüdeking a.o.). The 1914-1919 casus belli was thus continued. It would neither end in Lausanne nor in Locarno. It ended 76 years ago.