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The Treaty of Versailles…read more

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The Conference and the Big 3
· Armistice- 11th November 1918 (ceasefire which ended the war)
· In 1919, delegates from 32 countries met in Paris to make peace after
the First World War- the peace they hoped would `end all wars'
· The conference was led by the `Big 3' ­Woodrow Wilson, George
Clemenceau and David Lloyd George (leaders of the USA, France and
· Negotiations were very difficult because each of the Big 3 wanted
different things because they were all affected differently
· The delegates met at the Hall of Mirrors in in the Palace of Versailles
near Paris where they made 2 Germans sign the Treaty of Versailles…read more

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The Six Key Principles of the Fourteen Points
made by President Wilson:
· Setting up a League of Nations
· Disarmament
· Self-determination for the people of Europe (the right to rule
· Freedom for colonies
· Freedom of the seas
· Free trade…read more

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Woodrow Wilson's Aims:
· To end war by creating a League of Nations based on his Fourteen
· To ensure Germany was not destroyed
· Not to blame Germany for the war- he hated the Guilt Clause…read more

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George Clemenceau's Aims:
· Revenge and to punish Germany
· To return Alsace-Lorraine to France
· No League of Nations
· An independent Rhineland
· Huge reparations
· To disband the German army so Germany would never be strong
enough to attack France again…read more

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David Lloyd George's Aims:
· A `just' peace which would be tough enough to please the electors
who wanted to `make Germany pay' but would leave Germany strong
enough to trade
· Land for Britain's empire
· To safeguard Britain's naval supremacy…read more

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