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01 September

The Attempt to Outlaw War


Since I’m not able to post a history podcast every day (or week for that matter) I like to post articles that I find interesting everyday.

Here is one from Today’s History Lesson

The Kellogg-Briand Pact was just such a measure and it started simply enough.  French foreign minister Aristide Briand … approached the U.S. about a bilateral treaty that denounced war as a method of settling disputes between the two countries.  But U.S. Secretary of State Frank Kellogg … was concerned that such a treaty was an entangling alliance that would eventually force the U.S. into yet another foreign war.  So he proposed a more general, multilateral agreement (that any country could sign) that was simply against war.

Read the rest at the link above.

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