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Realino Marra, Istituto Tarello per la filosofia del diritto, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova, Italia

A Carthaginian Peace. John Maynard Keynes on the Effects of the Treaty of Versailles

Volume 76 - Issue 4, November 2023
(pp. 597-610)
JEL classification: B31; N44
Keywords: Keynes; Treaty of Versailles; Germany; Weimar Republic; Third Reich

Abstract

This paper examines Keynes’ thoughts on the Treaty of Versailles as per The Economic Consequences of the Peace and The Revision of the Treaty. In these two works Keynes showed how the personalities and world views of the victorious allied leaders were decisive in defining the terms of the Treaty. A century later, while Keynes’ assessments of the economic consequences of the Treaty seem questionable, those of a moral nature have retained their validity.


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