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Peace After WWI
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Class presentation on the Paris Peace Conference and Traty of Versailles after WWI

Class presentation on the Paris Peace Conference and Traty of Versailles after WWI

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  • I don't understand the first commentator, but i loved the part on Orlando, George and Clemenceau (slides 12-14). Really funny, especially Clemenceau (and oops if it wasn't supposed to be funny ;))
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  • of course it wasn't then came ww2 and the war against terrorism and how many more???????
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    • 1. The End of World War I (Was it the war to end all wars?)
    • 2. Armistice
    • 3. Armistice
      • Germany could no longer fight at the end of the war
      • people in Berlin rose in rebellion and established a German Republic
      • the Kaiser abdicate his throne and fled to the Netherlands
      • German war machine and war economy was too exhausted to fight anymore
    • 4. 11 th hour, 11 th day, 11 th month 1918
    • 5. The Numbers
    • 6. Plans for PEACE
    • 7. Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
      • Delivered before the end of the war in a speech to Congress
    • 8. The first five points
      • no secret alliances
      • freedom of the seas
      • tariffs and trade barriers should be lowered or abolished to promote free trade
      • arms should be reduced to the lowest point possible
      • colonial policies should consider the interests of the colonial people
      addressed issues that Wilson believed had caused the war
    • 9. The next eight points dealt with specific boundary changes
      • pushed for building boundaries "along historically established lines of nationality”
    • 10. The Fourteenth point called for the creation of an international organization
      • A League of Nations
    • 11. The Paris Peace Conference Georges Clemenceau David Lloyd George Vittorio Orlando Woodrow Wilson "The Big Four"
    • 12. VITTORIO ORLANDO Italy WE WANT LAND!
    • 13. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE Great Britain MAKE GERMANY PAY! (but not too much)
    • 14. GEORGES CLEMENCEAU France MAKE GERMANY PAY AND SHRIVEL UP AND DIE A LONG AND EXCRUCIATINGLY PIANFUL DEATH FROM WHICH THEY WILL NEVER RECOVER, AND THEN WE WIL SPIT ON THEIR REMAINS WITH DEEP ANTIPATHY
    • 15. WOODROW WILSON United States I LOVE WORLD PEACE – AND MY 14 POINTS
    • 16. The Paris Peace Conference "The Big Four"
    • 17. The Treaty of Versailles
      • The Hall of Mirrors
    • 18.
      • B
      • R
      • A
      • T
      Provisions of the Treaty of Versailles Blame Reparations Army Territory
    • 19. BLAME
      • a war guilt clause
      • Germany had to acknowledge that it alone was responsible for the war - a huge blow to Germany
    • 20. REPARATIONS
      • required Germany to pay reparations ($33 billion)
    • 21. ARMY
      • Demilitarized Germany
      • Army limited to 100,000
      • No more subs, tanks, planes
      • No troops in the Rhineland
    • 22. TERRITORY
      • Germany loses a LOT of land
      • Nine new nations created
      • Boundaries of other nations shifted
      • All German colonies given to England and France
    • 23.  
    • 24.  
    • 25.  
    • 26.
      • A League of Nations
    • 27. Issues not covered by the Treaty of Versailles
      • Neutral rights and freedom of the seas not discussed
      • Tariffs left intact
      • Meeting was not open to all countries
    • 28. Weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles
      • devastated Germany
      • Russia was ignored
      • divided Germany and Austria - Hungary
      • led to more international instability in colonies
    • 29. Opposition to the Treaty in the U.S.
      • some believed it was too harsh
      • some Americans opposed the League of Nations
      • others considered it a sell out to imperialism
      • some ethnic groups opposed the new boundaries
    • 30. Problems with Ratification
      • Many members of the Senate opposed
      • 1) No Republicans at Versailles
      • 2) concerns over the League of Nations
      Some Senators wanted to make changes
    • 31. Wilson went across the country, trying to gain support for the Treaty (and the League)
      • STROKE!
    • 32. The U.S. never ratified the Treaty of Versailles
      • A separate treaty was signed with Germany
      • the US never joined the League of Nations
    • 33. The Legacy of World War I
      • all previous wars were eclipsed by its scale of destruction
      • staggering loss of human life.
      • radical reshaping of the political map of Europe
      • left much of Europe in severe economic hardship
      • led to social changes in Europe too - with wider opportunities and greater equality for women
      • catalyst for the Russian revolution
      • the use of new military technology such as airplanes, tanks and submarines
      • USA also intervened in European affairs for the first time
    • 34. So, how did WWI lead to WWII?

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