‘On the Safe and Right Lines’: The Lloyd George Government and the Origins of the League of Nations, 1916–1918

  title={‘On the Safe and Right Lines’: The Lloyd George Government and the Origins of the League of Nations, 1916–1918},
  author={Peter J. Yearwood},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={131 - 155}
  • P. Yearwood
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • Political Science
  • The Historical Journal
The success of wartime governments in the twentieth century is determined not just by their effectiveness in waging war, but also by their ability to plan for peace. Mobilizing the population for total war and winning the benevolent neutrality or active support of major uncommitted powers require the projection of a vision of a better, peaceful world which will be the necessary consequence of victory. The reordering of international society is therefore proclaimed as a war aim of each… 
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