Theodore Roosevelt used to say: “If you want peace prepare for war.”
So everybody prepared for war but war preparations did not bring peace; they brought war.
Since war preparations brought war, why not quit preparing for war.
If nations preparing for peace instead of preparing for war, they might have peace.
Aristide Briand used to say: “The best kind of disarmament is the disarmament of the heart.”
The disarmament of Germany by the Allies was not the product of a change of heart on the part of the Allies toward Germany.