PEACE EASIER TO ACHIEVE THAN WE ARE TOLD

PEACE COULD BE  EASIER TO ACHIEVE THAN WE ARE TOLD

 FEW FIGURES AND EVENTS TO UNDERSTAND

From WW2 to Middle East

By Didier BERTIN -8 August 2009

 

1- About War and Peace: Few historic considerations to avoid repeating errors of the past made by the old Europe

The efforts of Woodrow Wilson , the action of Gustav Stesemann and Aristide Briand first founders of the friendship between Germany and France were vain to avoid war.

The war if 1914-1918 was among others an opportunity for France to recover Alsace and Lorraine lost after the 1870 defeat.

The revenge of France led by Georges Clemenceau was organised without any long term and generous considerations despite the peaceful advices of President Woodrow Wilson of USA.

Germany  was condemned to pay an awful and huge amount of indemnity of 132 Billion Gold Marks. 

The humiliation of Germany wished By Georges Clemenceau was without limit and even the place of the peace treaty was determined in Versailles as a reference to France’s defeat of 1870.

None took into account that Germany was not anymore an Empire but a Democratic Republic “The Republic of Weimar”.

The economy of Democratic Germany suffered big economic troubles preventing indemnities payments and as a result France occupied Ruhr in 1923 to take by force mineral resources and industrial equipments.

The Democrat and peaceful Chancellor Gustav Stresemann wined the war against hyper inflation and maintained the democracy despite the violent Nazi attacks and substantial economic difficulties.

In 1926 Aristide Briand and Gustav Stresemann received together the Nobel Prize of Peace for their effort to consolidate Peace between France and Germany.

 Gustav Stresemann made all possible efforts to reduce the unbearable weight of the indemnities to be paid by Germany. His target was to neutralize the arguments of Adolf Hitler to take the power in Germany in a sprit of revenge.

 The unfair Versailles Treaty , the brutal military occupations by France of Ruhr and Rhenany to take resources by force and the insufficient reduction of the weight of indemnities and conditions requested by the Versailles Treaty paved the way of Hitler and generated the second world war.

 The stubborn spirit of France in particular and of other allies did not permit to avoid the progress of Hitler to take the power and then the Wold War II.

A more peaceful spirit of France, other allies in 1918 and after with men as Gustav Streseman and  WOULD HAVE PROBABLY permit to save near 65 000 000 lives.See details in the article regarding WW2 victims

 2-Middle East

 

 A-ISRAEL

 GDP increase in Real Terms:%

2005

5.1

2006

2.3

2007

3.7

2008

4.5

 

This figures do not mean that Israeli cityzens have benefits of this increase.

Rank of Israel by the size of the proportion of poor people in its population:%

2005

18

2006

21

2007

21.6

2008

21.6

 

 

 

 

Israel ranks 48th on 146 with this proportion of poor people

 France Example:

France has a better situation than USA or UK with a very smaller poor population thanks to social transfer and has a much better figure (6.2%) than USA or  United Kingdom (13.2%) .%