Letter: Bad treaties, bad translation

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The Independent Online
CERTAINLY THE Treaties of Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest were nothing for Germany to be proud of - but were they anything out of the ordinary for the time?

Russia's losses were almost entirely non-Russian in population. By contrast, some 30 per cent of Austria's German population was placed under foreign rule by the Treaty of St Germain, and a similar proportion of Hungarians by that of Trianon.

All First World War peace treaties were harsh and short-sighted - whichever side imposed them.


Peterborough, Cambridgeshire