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General Smuts - South Africa (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 You Save: R45 (15%)

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General Smuts - South Africa (Hardcover, New)

A. Lentin; Series edited by Alan Sharp

Series: Makers of the Modern World

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Jan Christian Smuts was one of the key figures behind the creation of the League of Nations; Woodrow Wilson was inspired by his ideas on the League and borrowed heavily from them, including the mandates scheme, whereby South Africa took responsibility for Namibia. Alarmed at the turn that peacemaking was taking, Smuts took the lead in urging moderation on reparations and Germany's frontiers with Poland and pleaded for a magnanimous peace, warning that the treaty of Versailles would lead to another war. Declaring I return to South Africa a defeated man', Smuts encouraged Keynes to write The Economic Consequences of the Peace, and denounced the occupation of the Ruhr in 1923. He became Prime Minister of South Africa and a leading Commonwealth statesman. He made important contributions to the British cause in the Second World War and was instrumental in the establishment of the United Nations.


Imprint: Haus Publishing Limited
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Makers of the Modern World
Release date: February 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: A. Lentin
Series editors: Alan Sharp
Dimensions: 205 x 135 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 221
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-905791-82-8
Barcode: 9781905791828
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LSN: 1-905791-82-8

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