Born on September 28, 1841, George Clemenceau followed his family tradition and studied medicine. He was the mayor of Paris’s 18th arrondissement. He was also the district mayor of Paris. Besides this, he served as a member of the National Assembly. However, he had a pivotal role in the world war.
Journalistic Career Of George Clemenceau
George started his journalistic career in 1893. His first writing was for La Justice. Further, he started writing for L’Aurore in 1897. Moreover, George also wrote a novel named Les Plus Forts. Besides, a volume of sketches on the subjects of Jews Au pied de Sinai published under his name.
Senator And Premier
Clemenceau was elected as a senator for Var in 1902. Further, his duty was to control a strike of miners by troops. The strike was because of a mine disaster in the district. Clemenceau was elected as premier after the resignation of Sarrien minister. After this, he faced more strikes and used to control them with the help of the army.
Further, he established a ministry of labor and also nationalized the western railway. Moreover, he established close relations with Great Britain and also built up the French Alliance System. However, he was removed from office in July 1909 on the grounds of refusing to apologize to Germany. Thus, in the paper of L’Homme Libre, he writes about his views on the menace of Germany and the weapons.
World War One
Though the masses highly criticized George’s paper for his views on the weakness of the government, yet it was published again with a new name (The Enchained Man). Now, in this article, George wished to expose the inefficiencies of the war.
Further, George Clemenceau portrayed as the minister as well as the premier of war. Moreover, he had a policy of “Je fais la Guerre” (I wage war) and ensure his subjects follow this policy too. Also, he was successful in restoring the confidence of France. Further, he was keen to have Marshal Ferdinand Foch as the chief commander of the allied forces. Furthermore, he provided extreme support to the commander. Besides, this Clemenceau had the utmost faith and confidence in his army.
Subsequently, he played an essential role in the establishment of the Treaty of Versailles. Moreover, a firm league of nations with extreme military strength was the aim of George to ensure the security of France. However, when he was not able to gain success in this, he resorts to another measure. For instance, he devised a plan to make Germans pay for the cost of war. Further, he also established a separate state called Rhineland.
Later Life Of George Clemenceau
After his retirement from parliament, he toured the United States. Also, he devoted his time to writing, and Au Soir de la pensée (In the Evening of My Thought), a philosophical testament got published by him. It was written in two volumes.
On November 24, 1929, the world lost a great personality like George.