The Treaty of Versailles talk

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MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Derek Boothby, former director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, to talk about The Treaty of Versailles, which is marking 100 years since its signing. The talk will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room.

This treaty, which concluded the First World War, laid the blame for the war squarely on Germany and its allies, imposed very heavy reparations on Germany and established the League of Nations. In retrospect, it is seen by some as a vindictive failure which contributed to the causes of the Second World War twenty years later.

The United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty largely because joining the League of Nations required giving up in part some sovereignty and placed internationalism above nationalism. This is just as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation

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