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  • The Vanuished Why the First World War Failed to End 1917 1923
  • Robert Gerwarth
  • English
  • 12 July 2019
  • 9780374537180

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Free read The Vanuished Why the First World War Failed to End 1917 1923 106 In the years immediately after the armistice millions would die across central eastern and southeastern Europe before the Soviet Union and a series of rickety and exhausted small new states would come into being It was here in the ruins of Europe that extreme ideologies such as fascism would take shape and ultimately emerge triumphantAs absorbing in its drama as it is unsettling in its analysis The Vanuished is destined to transform our understanding of not just the First World War but the twentieth century as a who. Highly enjoyable readRobert Gerwath presents an engaging in depth account of the violence that followed the Armistice of 1918 The author traces the aftermath of WWI in the territories of the four broken empires as well as in Greece and Italy The post war conflicts had been often dismissed by contemporary observers as wars of the pygmies a condescending term maintaining the misconception that Eastern Europe was innately violent and not worth the attention of the inherently peaceful West However the conflicts after 1917 18 had a logic and purpose much dangerous Unlike WWI which was fought to force the enemy to accept certain conditions of peace the post war violence was uite ungovernable this conflicts were fought for annihilation a genocidal logic which would prevail later in 1939 1945 The sanguinary Russian Revolution a striking example of class cleansing which resulted in the universal fear of widespread Bolshevism led to dictatorships as a defensive measure in some countries In his book Gerwath analyzes the effect of changing Europe on the sentiments of the people Soldiers that returned from the front suddenly found themselves in a hostile unfamiliar world torn by civil wars and ethnic genocide and their desire to return to the front only intensified thus carving the path for another war Robert Gerwath has masterfully connected all the pieces of his narrative The Vanuished is a high paced compelling although rather short read I especially enjoyed that author had examined the less popular belligerents like Bulgaria and Greece The Vanuished is a brilliantly written insightful account of the Great War s aftermath its longterm effects and the reasons behind the prolonged violence that followed the Treaty of Versailles Night Moves ultimately emerge triumphantAs absorbing in its drama as it is Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 unsettling in its analysis The Vanuished is destined to transform our Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers uite Yellow Brick War ungovernable this conflicts were fought for annihilation a genocidal logic which would prevail later in 1939 1945 The sanguinary Russian Revolution a striking example of class cleansing which resulted in the The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes universal fear of widespread Bolshevism led to dictatorships as a defensive measure in some countries In his book Gerwath analyzes the effect of changing Europe on the sentiments of the people Soldiers that returned from the front suddenly found themselves in a hostile Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei unfamiliar world torn by civil wars and ethnic genocide and their desire to return to the front only intensified thus carving the path for another war Robert Gerwath has masterfully connected all the pieces of his narrative The Vanuished is a high paced compelling although rather short read I especially enjoyed that author had examined the less popular belligerents like Bulgaria and Greece The Vanuished is a brilliantly written insightful account of the Great War s aftermath its longterm effects and the reasons behind the prolonged violence that followed the Treaty of Versailles

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Free read The Vanuished Why the First World War Failed to End 1917 1923 106 Was a day with no meaning as a continuing nightmarish series of conflicts engulfed country after countryIn The Vanuished a highly original and gripping work of history Robert Gerwarth asks us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe's future but the devastating aftermath as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions pogroms mass expulsions and further major military clashes. A fascinating book that explores how the strife experienced by the defeated and other combatant nations of world war one seeded the expansively genocidal second war The opening chapter which begins with the expulsion of Greeks from Smyrna in 1923 and the uite horrific murder of the Orthodox archbishop by a Turkish mob sets out the line of the thesis clearly that the varied civil wars revolutions counter revolutions ethnic conflicts and border disputes that visited Russia Germany Turkey Italy and the Hapsburg successor states marked a distinct change in the way some European societies saw themselves and others and how war was perceived and conducted The 1919 1923 period is essentially a precursor to 1939 1945 The first throb of Barbarossa starts here What follows in the book are a series of potted histories of the course of various conflicts For the uninitiated these will serve as a useful primer especially for those used to seeing world war one through an Allied filter For the non layman it s debatable whether Gerwarth adds anything new to the better documented histories say Weimar insurrections or the Russian Civil War However Gerwarth does shine his light in some unusual places like Hungary and Bulgaria and an emphasis on Turkey and the example Ataturk provided for western fascists is welcome Overall it s a pretty good book to recommend to anyone who needs reminding of what can happen when multiculturalism is trumped by rampant nationalism and catastrophist notions of the enemy within the enemy other who lives just down the road The House on Tradd Street us to think again about the true legacy of the First World War In large part it was not the fighting on the Western Front that proved so ruinous to Europe's future but the devastating aftermath as countries on both sides of the original conflict were savaged by revolutions pogroms mass expulsions and further major military clashes. A fascinating book that explores how the strife experienced by the defeated and other combatant nations of world war one seeded the expansively genocidal second war The opening chapter which begins with the expulsion of Greeks from Smyrna in 1923 and the The Horizon The Royal Marines Saga uite horrific murder of the Orthodox archbishop by a Turkish mob sets out the line of the thesis clearly that the varied civil wars revolutions counter revolutions ethnic conflicts and border disputes that visited Russia Germany Turkey Italy and the Hapsburg successor states marked a distinct change in the way some European societies saw themselves and others and how war was perceived and conducted The 1919 1923 period is essentially a precursor to 1939 1945 The first throb of Barbarossa starts here What follows in the book are a series of potted histories of the course of various conflicts For the 奔馬 uninitiated these will serve as a Last to Die useful primer especially for those Night Moves used to seeing world war one through an Allied filter For the non layman it s debatable whether Gerwarth adds anything new to the better documented histories say Weimar insurrections or the Russian Civil War However Gerwarth does shine his light in some Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 unusual places like Hungary and Bulgaria and an emphasis on Turkey and the example Ataturk provided for western fascists is welcome Overall it s a pretty good book to recommend to anyone who needs reminding of what can happen when multiculturalism is trumped by rampant nationalism and catastrophist notions of the enemy within the enemy other who lives just down the road

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Free read The Vanuished Why the First World War Failed to End 1917 1923 106 A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016An epic groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth centuryFor the Western Allies November 11 1918 has always been a solemn date the end of fighting that had destroyed a generation but also a vindication of a terrible sacrifice with the total collapse of the principal enemies the German Empire Austria Hungary and the Ottoman Empire But for much of the rest of Europe this. The war to end all wars as the Great War later the First World WarWorld War One was contemporarily described and indeed thought of but as we know today with civil wars Spain and imperial uests Abyssinia Second Sino Japanese war in the 1930s the Second World War the Middle East the Korean War the end of Empires Dutch British French etc and many others stretching to the current day the list of wars conflicts and revolts is long and terribly costly in lives We now know that the 1914 18 war ushered in considerable change of not just Europe s boundaries but also those in the nearmiddle East and further afield changes to monarchies and political systems legal treaty arrangements and importantly alongside these changes in people s aspirations aims and the approaches to achieve or stymie these Many who read the 1914 1919 to Versailles period and indeed prior appreciate the complexity of the period s politics and monarchies technical and social changes and how these influenced the war its aims alliances strategies tactics and outcomes that led to WWII Those who read WWII also have this baseline of how we get to Poland in 1939 and indeed beyond with ramifications still to be seen and felt from both wars even into 2019At a top level it is understood and well known that the large old empires such as Romanov Hapsburg Ottoman and Wilhelminian died in or by 1919 What perhaps readers of the period and certainly myself here don t uite appreciate is the detail and multitudinous level of conflict of the post war period from 1917 Russian revolution as well as worries such as the French mutiny to the years into 1923 where civil wars surge anarchy rises and those aforementioned empires flail and crash leading to even turmoil death murder as well in battle and destruction Alongside Versailles and other end of wat treaties new models of politics rise and fall and rise again adapting to or taking advantage of circumstances where they settle scores and seek to meet objectives negotiated or not treated or not Simply put the guns never fell silent on 11th November 1918 of if they did in some areas they continued or started afresh in many othersProfessor Gerwarth has weaved these complexities of nations especially the vanuished peoples ethnicities aims objectives and politics together in such an informative read that leaves the reader in no doubt that his subtitle to The Vanuished of Why The First World War Failed To End is case provenWhere the author excels is his ability to clearly show the key points and players with clarity whilst linking and weaving events from other nations or areas to the current narrative I never lost track or sight of national events nor the events surrounding these both locally and wider The Russian civil war Poland Turkey Italy and of course Germany are well covered but that is not to say that other defeated nations are not The complexity of the Balkans and southern Europe the old Ottoman Empire and the middle East are all given time and page space In fact so lucid and dare I say enjoyable I appreciate a difficult word to use when one is reading of people being killed is this book that I would happily have seen it extended by 300 pages just to get even detail on Bulgaria Hungary Romania Greece Armenia Yugoslavia the SlavCzech nationsThe book benefits from some 90 pages of notes and a solid possibly near exhaustive bibliographysources listing The photos in my copy that was a Penguin paperback from 2017 had some fine black and white photos and clear and very welcome mapsAll in all a fine read that shows Professor Gerwarth s skill and knowledge as a writer of this period As he says in his final sentences in his Epilogue It is not without grim historical irony that the centenary of the Great War was accompanied by civil war in Syria and Ira revolution in Egypt and violent clashes between Jews and Arabs over the Palestinian uestion as if to offer proof that at least some of the issues raised but not solved by the Great War and its immediate aftermath are still with us today