|"Inconsiderate" by Gilbert Wilkinson (?) in The World, London, ca. April, 1919|
|"Die Schlächtergilde von Paris" by uncredited cartoonist in Kladderadatsch, Berlin, April 13, 1919|
To the extent that Europe would fall back into World War II over German attempts to reclaim those territories, I suppose the cartoonist was not terribly far off the mark.
|"Just a Guess at the Terms for Turkey" by Bill Sykes in Philadelphia Evening Ledger, May 5, 1919|
|"Anything He Would Do Is an Improvement" by William Hanny in St. Joseph (MO) News-Press, April 23, 1919|
Of course, Hanny had used that pun less than a week before.
|"Vor der Proklamierund des Völkerbundes" by Werner Hahmann in Kladderadatsch, Berlin, April 26, 1919|
|"More!" by John Cassel in New York World, April 20, 1919|
|"Mi sento Come se Fossi di Nuovo sul Piave" by "Luccio" in Il 420, Firenze, Italy, ca. April, 1919|
I have no explanation of why the Yugo-slav in this Italian cartoon has a supersized tampon dangling from his teeth.
|"Get Your Cart Out from the Middle of the Street" by Leo Thiele in Sioux City Tribune, ca. April, 1919|
|"I Due 'Wilson' alla Conferenza de la Pace" by Gabriele "Rata Langa" Galantara in L'Asino, Rome, May 11, 1919|
|"Woodrow in der Klamme" by Arthur Johnson in Kladderadatch, Berlin, May 11, 1919|
|"It Happens in the Best Regulated Families" by Jay "Ding" Darling in New York Tribune, May 9, 1919|
|"Their Vision" by John McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune, May 2, 1919|
Peace negotiations faced a similar dilemma of conflicting promises in the Far East. Japan and China had both declared war against Germany, betting on the Entente to be the eventual and more magnanimous victors. Japanese forces ousted Germany from the Kiautschou Bay Leased Territory on China's Shandong peninsula early in the war. China wanted the territory back, but was repeatedly pressured to accept Japanese sovereignty there. Wilson sided with the Chinese, but Britain and France had given their assurances to Japan, and the Paris Treaty gave Shandong to Japan.
|"The Penalty of Pacifism" by John McCutcheon in Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1919|
|"Mrs. Japan and Her Infant at the Peace Table" by R.O. Evans in Baltimore American, March, 1919|
|"You Can't Blame Japan for Feeling It an Insult" by Jay "Ding" Darling in New York Tribune, March 23, 1919|
The Japanese proposal did not make it into the League charter, thanks to opposition from the Europeans and the American Congress, but it did inspire an unusually sympathetic response for the time from "Ding" Darling.