The Fraught Relationship Between the USA and France

“Sports and politics don’t mix.” Eric Heiden

Taking placing in 1919, the Inter-Allied Games were the first major international sporting event after the socio-political upheaval of World War One. Hosted by American General John Pershing (as seen in Source A) in the suburbs of the French capital Paris, the Games were fundamentally tied to these two increasingly hostile nations. Continue reading “The Fraught Relationship Between the USA and France”