Slides in this set
Aims of the "Big Three"
Georges Clemenceau (France)- Wanted to make Germany pay, wanted
to make Germany weak, wanted the Rhineland independent
Woodrow Wilson(USA)- 14 points, self-determination in eastern
Lloyd George (Great Britain)- Punishment and make Germany pay,
protect the British Empire, compromise…read more
Terms of the Treaty of Versailles
Guilt- Germany accepted blame "for causing all the loss and damage" of the war.
Army- 100,000 men allowed
No air force,
Reparations - £6,600 million in instalments until 1984
Germany lost land Land was given to Britain, France, other countries or the League
League of Nations set up…read more
How the Germans felt
Unfairly Treated- No part in conference talks, forced to sign, they didn't like some
of the points in the Treaty.
Guilt- They didn't believe they were to blame for the outbreak of the war.
Armed Forces Meant Germany couldn't defend itself against especially smaller
Reparations- Starved German children
Germany lost territory- humiliating, was the opposite to self determinations, made
Germany look poorer.
League of Nations- an insult, meant that they couldn't defend themselves
Extra- Forbidding Anschluss was against the principle of self- determination…read more