Paris Peace Conference

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Paris Peace Conference

  1. 1. The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty at Versailles January 1919 - January 1920
  2. 2. Europe on the Eve of The First War, 1914
  3. 3. The Big Four <ul><li>The leaders of the Allied Nations. (From L-R) Lloyd George, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Clemenceau, Woodrow Wilson </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues on the negotiating table <ul><li>Reparations – Who should pay for the reconstruction of damaged nations and the Allied costs of war? </li></ul><ul><li>The Problem of Germany – What penalties/restrictions should Germany have to bear as to prevent another war? Examples: Territoral loss, Restrictions on Military build-up. </li></ul>The palace at Versailles, site of the negotiations
  5. 5. Issues, continued. . . <ul><li>Redrawing of Borders – What should be done about ethnic groups that wish to be self-governed, such as the Poles, Serbs, </li></ul><ul><li>How to prevent another war?- What should be done about the alliances and treaties that arrayed nations against each other? How should international conflicts be resolved? </li></ul>The U.S. Delegation
  6. 6. Your Charge <ul><li>You are advisors to the delegate from your nation. He is seeking your informed opinion on these issues up for negotiation. </li></ul><ul><li>You decisions will lay the groundwork for the future of Europe and the rest of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of issues that are important to your nation and are on the negotiating table. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Priorities ? <ul><li>Along with recognizing the desires of their nation, as shrewd advisors, you must be able to prioritize their list of agenda items; which items are they willing to compromise on in order to secure the things they feel are essential to the future security or prosperity of their nation? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Picture References <ul><li>Slide 1: </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/63/Europe_1914.jpg/350px-Europe_1914.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 3: </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Council_of_Four_Versailles.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 4: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a7/Versailles_Palace.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 5: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0c/WilsonVersailles.jpg </li></ul>

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