The Economic Consequences of the Peace
As part of the British delegation to the Versailles Peace Conference after WW1 Keynes had detailed knowledge of the debates about reparations which were demanded of Germany. He believed the demands on defeated Germany were too harsh and he resigned his government position and wrote this book explaining his reasons.
The Economic Consequences of the Peace, (New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Howe: 1920).
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Table of Contents
- The Economic Consequences of the Peace
- CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTORY
- CHAPTER II: EUROPE BEFORE THE WAR
- I. Population
- II. Organization
- III. The Psychology of Society
- IV. The Relation of the Old World to the New
- CHAPTER III: THE CONFERENCE
- CHAPTER IV: THE TREATY
- CHAPTER V: REPARATION
- I. Undertakings given prior to the Peace Negotiations
- II. The Conference and the Terms of the Treaty
- III. Germany's Capacity to pay
- 1. Immediately Transferable Wealth
- 2. Property in ceded Territory or surrendered under the Armistice
- 3. Annual Payments spread over a Term of Years
- IV. The Reparation Commission.
- V. The German Counter-Proposals
- CHAPTER VI: EUROPE AFTER THE TREATY
- CHAPTER VII: REMEDIES
- 1. The Revision of the Treaty
- 2. The Settlement of Inter-Ally Indebtedness
- 3. An International Loan
- 4. The Relations of Central Europe to Russia