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Treaty of Versailles
Transcript of Treaty of Versailles
Wanted Rhineland and German colonies
Wanted Germany split up into small states Georges Clemenceau Main aim- To lead France to glory
Didn't care that was the Treaty fair or not, al he cared about was France's profit
Woodrow Wilson Aims Dissapointments Thought that the Treaty could be harsher
Couldn't get Germany crippled Aims Dissapointments Wanted to strengthen democracy
Wanted no more wars
Wanted to maintain peace, to do that he introduced the idea of the League of Nations
Also wanted the idea of Self Determination Not all the 14 points which he had thought about were put in the Treaty. The Senate refused to the idea of a League of Nations and also didn't sign the Treaty of Versailles. David Lloyd George Who was Georges Clemenceau Prime Minister of France
Cruel towards Germany
But no one else had seen what Clemenceau had
So while giving his ideas during the discussion, he had a feeling of revenge for his people(France). Who was Woodrow Wilson President of the United States
Idealistic, thought that the world could attain peace
Basically, a man who not only thought of his people only but of the world as a whole Who was David Lloyd George? Prime Minister of Britain.
Liked the fact that Britain got some of the German colonies
Liked the small German navy.
Thought that the Treaty was too harsh
Feared the communists
Predicted that another Great war will happen after 25 years. Aims Dissapointments Continuation of trade between Britain and Germany
Wanted to make a Treaty which the British would approve on Some of the Deligates believed that the Treaty could be more harsh, they basically wanted to cripple Germany France after the War France, after the war, was in a severely bad condition.
It had lost almost 300,00 houses
About 8million soldiers were killed
France also feared Germany as it was the closest to it and they thought that Germany could attack anytime Were his views right or wrong?? Keeping in mind all these points,
Georges Clemenceau laid down his
thoughts during the Peace Conference. What Clemenceau wanted was to weaken Germany as much as possible. From France's point of view, Clemenceau was absolutely right. They wanted Germany to be finished as they had never faced this much destruction in the past. According to the other delegates and the rest of the world, Clemenceau's views were too harsh and they couldn't believe that he wanted it to be more harsh. He demanded a fair Treaty which wouldn't cripple Germany but surely would punish her. Not all his aims were fulfilled
Germany was crippled and his hope to stop the communists was over Clemenceau and Wilson constantly clashed
Lloyd George did not like the right given to the small countries which was self determination.
Clemenceau and Lloyd George clashed over leniency towards Germany Overall Disagreements and Compromises