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DISARMAMENT AND INTERNATIONALISM Introduction In the years immediatelyafter World War I,the view developed that it was the existence of the massive military machines of the European powers that had made war possible in 1914.Thus it followed that if another disaster were to be avoided,these military machines needed to be destroyed.A war cannot be fought without military power.Furthermore it was argued that the existence of large armed forces meant that any move …

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…and Germany wanted to limit the numbr of all trained men. -Germany wanted material limits to be set by means of specific numbers as in the Treaty of Versailles;the French wished to achieve this by imposing budgetary restraints. *Further attempts at naval disarmament failed at Geneva in 1927. *The London Naval Conference of 1930 achieved only marginal success. Britain was willing to accept a limit of fifty cruisers but France claimed they needed a lot more.