Peace Initiatives
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Peace Initiatives

In the course of the World War there were repeated attempts to end hostile activities. However, right until the end the war aims of the two sides were irreconcilable so that the chances for the success of peace initiatives remained small.

The first serious attempts to bring the European belligerents to the negotiating table were made by American President Woodrow Wilson, who in the spring of 1915 sent his trusted “Colonel” Edward M. House to London, Berlin and Paris to hold exploratory talks. The trip foundered on the G…

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Hoff, Henning, “Peace Initiatives”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 29 April 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0459>
First published online: 2015



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