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Post  aubrie.g on Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:31 pm

Entering the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 Great Britain, France, and the United States had differing national interests. Prime minister of Great Britain David Lloyd George wanted to make Germany pay for the war, and the damage that occurred. Whilst Georges Clemenceau of France wanted the Germans to have their weapons depleted, pay reparations for the costs of the war, and Rhineland to be a buffer state among France and Germany. Although President Woodrow Wilson wanted to create the League of Nations to forestall future wars.

In the end they managed to agree on the idea of a League of Nations, and Clemenceau decided to accept a defensive alliance with the United States and Great Britain, while giving up his wish for Rhineland to be a buffer state. Though we will later see that Rhineland will be taken from Germany. They also agreed that Germany will have to pay reparations for starting the war, and have all forms of military lessened.

The final resolution lead to nearly nothing being accomplished. The League of Nations would not be established due to the inability of the United States to take part. Germany is displeased with having to pay for the war, and will later suffer the consequences. What was accomplished will lead to future conflict, as Germany will want to expand their army and possibly take back Rhineland.

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Post  Joshua T on Mon May 04, 2015 3:10 pm

Clemenceau, Lloyd George, and Wilson went into the conference with different goals to achieve. It was impossible for them all to get what they wanted. Therefore, they had to compromise. GOOD JOB!

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