A Tale of General Disarmament (Казка про загальне роззброєння, 1929) by M. Veytsman

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A Tale of General Disarmament
Казка про загальне роззброєння
Kazka pro zahalne rozzbroyennya (uk)

Year 1929
Director(s) Veytsman M.
Studio(s) VUFKU
Language(s) Ukrainian
Genre(s) Politics
War & battles
Animation Type(s)  Cutout
Length 00:05:33
Wordiness 6.3
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Kazka pro zahalne rozzbroyennya.1929.en.1.25fps.1674121592.srt
Date: January 19 2023 09:46:32
Language: English
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Creator(s): Eus, Niffiwan

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A satire about a 1928 disarmament treaty that is interpreted as being only a pacifist mask to cloak the bourgeoisie's militaristic ambitions.

The Kellogg–Briand Pact forbid "wars of aggression" and "crimes against the peace". 23 countries signed it, and 73 ratified it later, including the USSR/Russia. Lacking means of enforcement, it was constantly violated from the start, but was eventually used in the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals to convict the defeated Germans and Japanese. It remains in effect to this day, but many historians and political scientists doubt its actual influence on foreign policy.




The "chamberlains", at. 3 m 30 s in tha animation, refer to Austen Chamberlain, one of the leader of the britisch conservative pary and foreign minister, architect of the Locarno treaty, for which he got the nobel peace-price in 1926, that created peace between France & German, co-signed by Italy and Belgium garanteeing Germany's western border, making it enter the predecessor of the UN, and binding the European nation to settle their conflicts by negociations not with war. He also Brought England in the Kellog-Briand treaty. His brother Neville, from 1937 till 1940 was the prime minister of Brittain also trying to keep european peace by giving sudetenland to Hitler in the Munich treaty from 1938. At the time of the animation, both brothers were leading members of the conservativer party, but Neville was internationally not yet in the picture. Both were trying to keep peace in Western Europe, not so much in the third world. That'ds wat the animation refers too. Also how sudetenland was givens away to Hitler, was not very considerate toward Czechoslovakia to whom it belonged.



Thank you, Eus. I was wondering why it was plural.


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