Pictorial history of the world war, by S.J. Duncan-Clark; also America's great feat of arms Official report of th by Samuel John Duncan-Clark
Pictorial history of the world war, by S.J. Duncan-Clark; also America's great feat of arms (the story of the United States in the war, including the ... the league of nations)Official report of th

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...commission as the Rhine. A. B. C. E. strea F. be in a much less favorable position for raising money. France's exhausted financial condition and the extent of her sacrifices for the cause of freedom were taken into consideration when the allies discussed the distribution of the enormous sums Germany should pay by way of reparation,--an amount twenty-three times as large as France was called upon to pay after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. It was agreed that France should receive something like 55 per cent of the total sum to be paid by Germany, the distribution being, roughly, as follows: France $13,000,000,000 Britain 6,000,000,000 United States 1,000,000,000 Italy, Belgium, Ser-bia, Rumania, Rus-sia, et al 3,820,000,000 Total reparation sum $23,820,000,000 Larger amounts were not awarded to Serbia, Rumania and Italy because of the large territorial advantages gained by them in the war. Better financial provision was made for devastated Belgium. As to Russia, it was understood that the amount allotted to her would be used to reduce her indebtedness to France and Britain. The British empire put in its entire war bill as a charge against Germany, including some five billions for the overseas dominions of the British empire. That sum represented more than one billion dollars for Canada. But it was well known that but a small proportion ever would be paid and that payment would be deferred until prior claims had been met. The most sensational development during the Peace Conference arose from President Wilson's veto of the claims made by Italy to territory on the east side of the Adriatic Sea. Not content with securing Avlona and a bridgehead in Albania at the entrance to the Adriatic, and also the whole peninsula of Istria at the head of that sea, along ...

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