Georges Clemenceau and Creation of Yugoslavia

Stojić, Biljana (2020) Georges Clemenceau and Creation of Yugoslavia. In: Kraj Velikog rata – put ka novoj Evropi : zbornik radova. Istorijski institut / Zbornik radova ; knj. 41 . Istorijski institut; Institut za strategijska istraživanja, Beograd, pp. 235-255. ISBN 978-86-7743-138-9

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As President of the fifth French Government and Minister of War (November 1917 – January 1920), Clemenceau made the strongest influence on the ongoing war and its end, especially regarding the Thessaloniki front and in that matter the place of Serbia in postwar Europe. The aim of the paper is to meticulously examine the standpoints of Georges Clemenceau regarding Serbia’s war goals and the idea of building new states on the ruins of Austria-Hungary. In order to properly understand Clemenceau’s views, we will give an overview of his political career prior to the First World War. A special attention will be dedicated to his activities as an oppositionist leader in the first three years of the war. We will study his actions regarding the place of Serbia at the table in Versailles, relations with Pašić and the final act of France’s recognition of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes as the legitimate successor state of AustriaHungary. Since Clemenceau is one of the most important figures in the context of the centenary of the First World War (1918–2018), we will conclude the paper with an examination of his place in collective memory. The facts presented in the paper rely on documents kept in French archives, published collections of documents, and literature dedicated to the political career and life of Georges Clemenceau

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Georges Clemenceau, Nikola Pašić, First World War, France, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Thessaloniki front, Versailles Conference
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DR Balkan Peninsula
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2022 10:51
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 11:32

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