Aims of the Big Three at the Treaty of Versaillies

Aims of the Big Three (Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau) at the Treaty of Versaillies and which of there aims where achieved

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Aims of the Treaty of Versaillies - Wilson (Americ

  • The 14 points:
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    • League of Nations - to create peace
    • Self determination - countries rule themselves
    • Disarmament -create peace and prevent wars
  • Not too harsh on Germany - because America had not been involved and affected by war as much - joined in the last year of the war (1918)

The League of Nations was achieved and some countries had self determination and disarmament but most of his 14 points were not achieved

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Aims of the Treaty of Versaillies - Lloyd George (

  • Wanted to punish Germany for the damage and deaths caused by the war but not too harshly as they were less likely to be attacked by Germany as they do not share borders like France does
  • Disarmament - no army or navy as Britain still wanted to be the most powerful country at sea
  • They still wanted to keep up trade and good relations with Germany - to protect the British empire

Disarmament was achieved as Germany couldn't have an navy and some of there colonies were given to Britain which pleased them as they now had more power

Britain didn't like the fact that some countries had self determination as this meant that Britain had less power and resources from these countries.

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Aims of the Treaty of Versaillies - Clemenceau (Fr

  • Revenge - for the damage and deaths from the war - Germany paid reparations
  • Take the blame for starting the war and causing damage - war guilt clause
  • Harsh on Germany - France is close to Germany so could easily be attacked again
  • Disarmament - reduce the threat of another invasion

War guilt clause, reparations and disarmament were achieved which reduced the threat on France and made Germany pay for the destruction cause by the war

Wanted harsher terms of the Treaty as France was most affected by damage and they wanted the Rhineland to be independent and not just demilitarised to reduce threat of German attack

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