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  • January 1919 delegates from 32 countries met in Paris to negotiate peace after World War One.
  • 'The Big Three' were Woodrow Wilson (America), Georges Clemenceau (France), and David Lloyd-George (Great Britain).
  • Wilson wanted a League of Nations, and to ensure Germany wasn't destroyed or blamed for the war.
  • Clemenceau wanted revenge. He wanted territory returned, money to rebuild France and an independent Rhineland. He didn’t want Wilson’s League of Nations
  • Lloyd-George wanted to 'make Germany pay', but leave them strong enough to trade with Britain. He wanted land for Britain's empire and to keep his navy superior.
  • The Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28th June 1919.
  • Germany was held responsible for all the losses and damages of the war.
  • All of Germany's colonies went to France and Britain. Their army and navy were restricted and they were not allowed an airforce.
  • They were forbidden from uniting with Austria or joining the League of Nations
  • The Rhineland, on the border between Germany and France, had to be de-militarized.
  • Germany - the Germans hated everything about the Treaty of Versailles. In 1920 there was a revolution against it.
  • Great Britain - Lloyd-George thought the treaty was too harsh, saying "we shall have to fight another war in 25 years".
  • France many French people wanted

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