Skip to comments.Trump, Putin, Erdogan to meet in Paris for World War I Centenary Services
Posted on 11/05/2018 9:21:15 AM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
Donald Trump is to hold meetings with Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Paris as world leaders arrive in western Europe for ceremonies to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war.
Emmanuel Macron, the French president and host for the armistice ceremonies in Paris on 11 November, hopes to use the emotion of the occasion to warn that a nationalist resurgence led by authoritarian leaders an outcome of the flawed ending of the first world war will threaten liberal democracies and the institutions of multilateralism, the chief outcome of the second world war.
In an interview with the Ouest-France newspaper Macron warned against complacency: In a Europe divided by fears, nationalist assertions and the consequences of the economic crisis, we see in an almost methodical manner the rearticulation of everything that dominated life in Europe from post-world war I to the 1929 crisis.
The Elysée says that more than 100 foreign dignitaries representing states that fought in the first world war are due to attend the armistice ceremonies which will, on the instruction of Macron, be stripped of militarism. As many as 20 African leaders are also due to attend.
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Why is Putin attending. The Bolsheviks gave away the store to the Germans to get out of the war.
Trump should go to Warsaw to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Polish Independence.
That’s what I was wondering...
“Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?”
That war killed roughly 10,000 men a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for over four years.
Roughly twice as many were wounded.
Europe never recovered.
Erodagan can stay home imho!
Turkey was on the losing side.
Turkey appeared to becoming a civilized country before its current leader got in. Now its no friend to USA or the west. Hoping it can return to a less islamonazi- oriented government soon. But yes, turkey of old did lose in ww2. So I guess a memorial is understandable
WW1, I think it was on our side during WW2.
“WW1, I think it was on our side during WW2.”
Turkey was allied with Germany in WWI, and was neutral in WWII.
Horrendous casualties in WW I brought about the abdication of the Tsar. Horrendous casualties at Gallipoli in Turkey brought about Winston Churchill’s resignation. As the world fell apart, America stepped forward into a position of global leadership. There, that’s all I know about WW I.
5. Chechia 10/28
The guy who threw the bomb was arrested but the ringleader wasn't. He was hanging around at a coffee house moaning about his lost opportunity when the Duke, who'd decided to visit the wounded from the grenade attack, came driving by and the car stopped to turn around because it had taken a wrong turn. It was stopped right in front of where the ringleader was sitting. The assassin couldn't believe his luck and while the car was stopped he ran up and shot the Duke. The Duke was wounded and he couldn't be attended to quickly enough to stop the bleeding on scene because he'd been sewn into his clothes so they'd be a perfect fit. Nobody had scissors or a knife to cut them open and he bled out en route to the hospital.
And after this absurd scenario, too ridiculous for fiction, the world saw years of perhaps the most senseless and brutal fighting it's ever seen.
I guess another good question is why isn't Merkel? The war ended badly for Germany and the peace imposed was so harsh yet poorly enforced that it made WW2 almost inevitable but still, if it's to commemorate the end of the war and not to gloat over the victory, why not have all parties? Especially of Turkey is there, who were allied with Germany!
Following the breakup of Yugoslavia, some 70 odd years and two world wars later, Serbia was careful to only declare independence in the area where there were few ROPers (3%). . . which is why they mostly avoided the bloody civil war in which Bosnia and Herzegovina (51% ROPers) became entangled thereafter.
They suffered mostly from Clinton's high altitude bombing rather than the mass genocide of their neighbor.
King William’s Great Patriotic War Against The Serbs.
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