THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

A PERSONAL NARRATIVE

BY ROBERT LANSING

 
 

CONTENTS

I. REASONS FOR WRITING A PERSONAL NARRATIVE

II. MR. WILSON’S PRESENCE AT THE PEACE CONFERENCE

III. GENERAL PLAN FOR A LEAGUE OF NATIONS

IV. SUBSTITUTE ARTICLES PROPOSED

V. THE AFFIRMATIVE GUARANTY AND BALANCE OF POWER

VI. THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN AND THE CECIL PLAN

VII. SELF-DETERMINATION

VIII. THE CONFERENCE OF JANUARY 10, 1919

IX. A RESOLUTION INSTEAD OF THE COVENANT

X. THE GUARANTY IN THE REVISED COVENANT

XI. INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

XII. REPORT OF COMMISSION ON LEAGUE OF NATIONS

XIII. THE SYSTEM OF MANDATES

XIV. DIFFERENCES AS TO THE LEAGUE RECAPITULATED

XV. THE PROPOSED TREATY WITH FRANCE

XVI. LACK OF AN AMERICAN PROGRAMME

XVII. SECRET DIPLOMACY

XVIII. THE SHANTUNG SETTLEMENT

XIX. THE BULLITT AFFAIR

CONCLUSION
 
 

APPENDICES

I. THE PRESIDENT’S ORIGINAL DRAFT OF THE COVENANT OF THE
LEAGUE OF NATIONS, LAID BEFORE THE AMERICAN COMMISSION
ON JANUARY 10, 1919

II. LEAGUE OF NATIONS PLAN OF LORD ROBERT CECIL

III. THE COVENANT OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS IN THE TREATY OF
VERSAILLES

IV. THE FOURTEEN POINTS

V. PRINCIPLES DECLARED BY PRESIDENT WILSON IN HIS ADDRESS OF
FEBRUARY 11, 1918

VI. THE ARTICLES OF THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES RELATING TO SHANTUNG