Cloudy and Unsettled

Cloudy and Unsettled

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Creator:

Mangus Kettner
 

Publication:

Western Newspaper Association, reprinted in Cartoons Vol. 19, No. 6 
 

Publication Date:

June 1921
 

Description:

The negotiations to create a peace treaty to end World War I were contentious. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson advocated an idealistic plan to both settle the war and prevent future wars. The European powers wanted to punish Germany and the Central powers. The resulting Treaty of Versailles was a compromise. One key provision required Germany to make payments called “reparations” to her allied opponents for the cost of the war. The amount of money involved was huge and would take decades to pay off. Some feared that the harsh victory imposed on Germany would foster the growth of anti-capitalist, communist political movements in Germany.
 

Source:

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University

 

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