chapter  7
Remaking the Sykes-Picot Agreement (1)
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The Paris Peace Conference and the treaties of Versailles, Neuilly, St Germain-en-Laye, Trianon and Sevres shaped the post-war world. In three chapters this study can only look at those aspects of the settlements relating to Britain's use of Allenby's occupation of Syria. Britain was not considering Syria in isolation, but as part of overall strategy. The Middle East formed a part of Britain's imperial span whose immediate concern after the war was with the European settlements with Germany and Austria-Hungary. Bearing this in mind, Part Two of this study will consider the usefulness of the Palestine campaign and the installation of the Hashemites in Damascus at the peace settlement.