by Morley Evans
One thousand years ago, the Kingdom of Hungary was founded. Like the Empire of Germany, Hungary was destroyed by the "peace treaties" that wrapped up the Great War. Austria did worse. Polyglot countries that had never existed before were created. Poland, which was carved out of Germany, was one of them. No consideration was given to the value of what was chopped up with a meat axe. It was all worthless. It was all bad. A new world was being created. Freedom and democracy would prevail. This is not much different from what Lenin had in mind.
Americans like to think they saved the world. They did not. Woodrow Wilson presided like an emperor at Versailles. Wilson thought he was an adult settling a feud between squabbling children. Although Wilson was taller than everyone else, he insisted his chair be on a dais so he would be even taller.
|The Big Four at Versailles|
(left to right) Prime Ministers David Lloyd George of Great Britain, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, Georges Clemenceau of France, and President Woodrow Wilson.
Wilson unleashed Hell's demons with the phrase "everyone has the right of self-determination." Social relations that took hundreds of years to form were destroyed with a stroke of a pen. Unattainable aspirations were created, and chaos has ensued.
The Ottoman Empire was carved up similarly. People who had lived together peacefully for a thousand years became enemies. Since 9/11/2001, Washington has succeeded in creating a war of all against all in the Middle East. American weapons manufacturing has been the primary beneficiary of these wars — beginning with WWI.
The Great War (WWI) is undoubtedly Mankind's greatest calamity — so far.