The official presentation of the outdoor exhibition ‘After the Great War. A New Europe 1918–1923' in Trieste will be accompanied by a panel discussion.
The aim of the debate is to discuss the difficult heritage of the Paris Peace Conference, the contested regions. On one hand, the basic rule governing the new order was the possibility of self-determination, yet it was granted mainly to the victors on the other. Moreover, due to a complicated ethnic structure of East-Central Europe, it was impossible to draw clear border lines which would be satisfactory to all. In many cases borders were drawn with the use of military measures and without holding plebiscites. Another controversial decision was the creation of free cities. Therefore, a number of disputed regions emerged – Trieste, Danzig, Memel, Silesia, Pomerania, and Transylvania being just some of the examples. They belong to the difficult heritage of the Great War.
The panel discussion will take place at Il Circolo della Stampa di Trieste, in Corso Italia 13 on 23 September 2022 at 5 p.m.
Moderator: Bartosz Panek
Prof. Andrea Zannini
Prof. Grzegorz Berendt
Prof. Attila Pok
Prof. Štefan Čok
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