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Class topic- Paris Peace conference

Post  Romane D. on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:00 pm

The Paris Peace conference took place in 1919, in Paris, the Palace de Versailles in the Mirror hall. The representatives of victorious allied nations met to be able to make a final settlement on World War I. The two countries that didn’t attend were Russia because they had to deal with the revolution in their country, but Germany wasn’t invited. There were many important decisions that were taken during this conference thanks to Woodrow Wilson, USA president; Georges Clemenceau, French premier; and David Lloyd George, the prime minister of Great Britain. It was thanks to them that they had found a “solution”, each of them had very different and excellent points.

Woodrow Wilson was a very idealistic president, he had 14 points. He showed that World War I the people were enemies of liberty and against absolutism and militarism. He believed that they could only be eliminated by creating democratic governments and an association of nations.; which is known as the UN today. He wanted world peace and mainly to avoid future wars. Britain didn’t support Wilson’s freedom of the seas. The both France and Britain disagreed with the Woodrow’s desire for self-determination.

There was also David Lloyd George, Britains prim minister, he was more foucsed on maintaining security , unity, and interests. One of his strongest points was also to make Germany repay for everything that they have destroyed. Their main goal was also to ensure the security of France and punishing Germany.

France’s goal revolved around preventing Germany from attacking France again, they also wanted to weaken Germany militarily, strategically, and economically. France pushed for Germany to be severely punished till the point that they could never start another war. This was probably good for them on the moment, but it shows that it can create a future conflict.

The peacemaker in Versailles was one of the main cause of World War II because Germany was so agree to have gone through so much difficulty because of the other countries. They were angry because they weren’t even invited to the Peace Conference. They also thought it wasn’t fair because they were blamed for being “responsible” of the ones who started the WWI. It is really clear to me if it did cause a second World War because they were angry and they wanted to get back against the countries who have made them suffer.
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Post  Sarah Marti Roy on Tue May 05, 2015 12:12 am

The three most important representatives, Woodrow Wilson, USA president; Georges Clemenceau, French premier; and David Lloyd George, the prime minister of Great Britain, didn't get exactly what they all wanted. However, they came to an agreement. In my opinion, their solution wasn't the wisest, Germany wasn't happy at all and that would obviously lead to future problems.
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Post  Mira W. on Tue May 05, 2015 1:21 pm

I think the biggest made by Europe was putting all the blame on Germany. Logically, it doesn't made sense to blame a single country for an entire world war -- the others could have reacted differently, for example allying up together and putting a stop to the aggression. Instead, they opted to fight and murder millions. Germany wasn't the only guilty party in WWI, yet they a valid reason to be enraged.
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