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Treaty of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles – (1919) This peace treaty officially ended World War I between the Allied Powers and Germany. After six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, it was signed as a follow-up to the armistice (signed in November 1918) in Compiègne Forest
Woodrow Wilson President from 1913 –1921 of the U.S. After the WW I, he participated in negotiations with the stated aim of assuring statehood for formerly oppressed nations and an equitable peace. On January 8, 1918, he made his famous Fourteen Points address.
League of Nations An international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. Their goals included disarmament; preventing war through collective security; settling disputes between countries through negotiation diplomacy; and improving global welfare.
Self- Determination A theoretical principle that people ought to be able to determine their own governmental forms and structures
David Lloyd-George As representation of Britain at the Versailles Peace Conference, he wanted to punish Germany politically and economically, clashing with French Premier Georges Clemenceau, American President Woodrow Wilson and Italian Prime Minister Vittorio.
Georges Clemenceau He served as the forceful wartime premier of France from 1914 to 1918. Clemenceau was a major contributor to the Allied victory in World War I. France's diplomatic position at the Paris Peace Conference was repeatedly jeopardized by Clemenceaus mistrust o
War Guilt Clause Germany was forced to take complete responsibility for starting World War I. This simply served to anger the Germans and ensure that they would seek revenge.
War reparations Russia agreed to pay for damage under the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Germany 'agreed' to pay 132 billion gold marks to the Entente under the Treaty of Versailes, and Bulgaria paid 90 million pounds to the Entente, according to the Treaty of Neuilly.
Collective Security A system aspiring to the maintenance of peace, in which participants agree that any "breach of the peace is to be declared to be of concern to all the participating states," and will result in a collective response.
Appeasement Britain and France followed this policy which allowed Germany whatever they wanted because of other priorities and unwanted remake of history.
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