• History

    A Study Guide to Modern European History

    There are a lot of European history books out there, a mountain of them, but most misunderstand, misinterpret or misrepresent the dynamics that drove events. For example, take the Treaty of London 1839 which ended the civil war between the Netherlands and its rebellious southern province. This treaty, which you can read for yourself, does not bind anyone other than Belgium and the Netherlands. Thus when Britain declared war on Germany in 1914, based on this treaty, it did so on entirely fictitious grounds. Germany did not threaten, invade, or declare war on Britain in that war or the next. It was Britain, in both cases, that established a trip…