Conferences 1919-1945

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The Paris Peace Conference 

1919, attended by 32 states 

Soviet Russia was not invited and the defeated powers were not invited. Everybody wanted a peace settlement that preserved world peace. 

The World Disarmament Conference 

1932-1933, attended by 54 states 

After 1918, disarmament was considered to be a central thing in promoting world peace. One element of an arms race before the First World War was the naval arms race between Germany and Britain. It was thought that this arms race had made a war more likely. France, Poland and Czechoslovakia were worried about their security in case Germany attacked. France was willing to disarm if additional guarantees were provided

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