Teaching Case - Verdun and Versailles

Verdun and Versailles


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  • Product Description

    World War I and its aftermath left deep scars on Europe, scars not only of human and material devastation, but of biased national perspective as well. This case examines how the lessons of World War I influenced British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in his response to German aggression in the 1930s. His policy of appeasement, now accounted a disastrous mistake, enjoyed widespread approval at the time.

    Learning Objective:
    This case is intended to illustrate the use and misuse of historical analogy in decision-making.

  • Other Details

    Publication Date: January 01, 1983
    Teaching Plan: Available with Educator Access
    HKS Case Number: 494.0
    Case Author: Jonathan Gottlieb
    Faculty Lead: Richard Neustadt
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 14
    Setting: Europe
    Language: English
    Funding Source: National Endowment for the Humanities
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: Europe
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