Paris Peace Conference

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What was the Paris Peace Conference?
The Paris Peace Conference was the meeting of the Allied victors, following the end of World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers following the armistices of 1918. It took place in Paris during 1919.
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Who were 'the Big Three'?
David Lloyd George (Britain), Georges Clemençeau (France) and Woodrow Wilson (USA).
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Who saved the conference of the 25 March 1919?
Lloyd George. He issued the Fontainebleau Memorandum, and persuaded Clemençeau to agree to the League of Nations and a more lenient peace treaty that would not destroy Germany. Then he persuaded Wilson to agree to the War Guilt Clause.
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What did Germany think about the treaty?
The Germans were shown the proposed Treaty of Versailles. There was no negotiation. The Germans published a rebuttal, arguing that the treaty was unfair, but they were ignored.
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What did they do after ignoring Germany's rebuttal?
On 28 June 1919, the delegates met at the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, near Paris, and forced two Germans to sign the treaty.
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What were Wilson's aims?
To end war by creating a League of Nations based on his Fourteen Points. To ensure Germany was not destroyed. Not to blame Germany for the war - he hated the Guilt Clause.
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What were the main aims of Wilson's 14 points?
Setting up a League of Nations. Disarmament. Self-determination for the people of Europe - the right to rule themselves. Freedom for colonies. Freedom of the seas. Free trade
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What were 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 that Germany would never be strong enough to attack France again.
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What were Lloyd George's aims?
A 'just' peace that 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.
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