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  • Germany’s population was 50% bigger than France’s and Clemenceau wanted above all else to protect France from another invasion. The French thought the USA would come to her aid in such an event – but in the 1920s America retreated into isolationism.

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  • The Playas at the Paris Peace Talks J Marshall 2009
  • The Peace Process
    • Opened 12 January, 1919 – Wilson was welcomed as a royal hero by the French
    • 32 world leaders in total
    • 5 main allies: UK, USA, FR , Italy (Japan) Wilson and Clemenceau represented the two poles of the Allied position
    • 5 treaties; one per Central Power loser
    • (we usually focus on Versailles)
  • 5 Different Peace Treaties Versailles = Germany St Germain = Aus/Hun Trianon = Hungary Neully = Bulgaria Serves = Turkey (All named after Paris suburbs)
  • President Woodrow Wilson the idealist
    • 14 Points = USA war aims
    • Father of the League of Nations
    • Nobel Peace Prize
    • Treaty defeated by his own Congress =
    • USA
    • Isolationism
  • David Lloyd George the pragmatist
    • Public Image:
    • Make ‘em pay!
    • Privately : a weak Germany may allow Bolshevism to spread
  • Georges Clemenceau the realist
    • We must drive the Boche to his knees!
    • They call me “Tiger”
    • Wilson is too academic
    • If Germany can’t pay, we’ll get to stay in the Rhineland.
  • Vittorio Orlando the indignant
    • Hey Guys, what about me?…
    • Italy’s limited military ability in 1919
    • Tainted image from time in Triple Alliance