DAVID LLOYD GEORGE.
These three men, had different ideas and thoughts about the
compensations they should receive, their ideas about the fourteen points
and the type of punishment Germany should receive.
To begin with, Wilson Woodrow, the president of U.S.A, was an idealist
and a reformer who established the fourteen points based on ending the
world war one in a peaceful way and preventing another war.
Secondly, David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister of Britain, was an
experienced politician “who occupied the middle ground between the
views of Wilson and Clemenceau”, this means that he wasn’t in any of
them both extremes.
Finally, Georges Clemenceau, the Prime Minister of France, was a hard
and tough politician who “was determined not to allow such devastation
ever again” that means that he wanted Germany to fix the damage they
WW Hello ladies and gentlemen, today, we are going to discuss the
compensations that our countries should receive from the war, my
fourteen points and the type of punishment Germany should receive.
DLG I believe that something essential for our nation is to begin to
trade again with Germany, and this means more jobs in Britain.
GC We, the French, want AlsaceLorraine back , however, the most
important compensation is to make the enemy suffer . The statistics
show that France has been badly damaged in comparison to the
WW I, in the name of my nation, think that we shouldn’t demand any
compensation. We want lasting peace and justice. As a result, I made
my fourteen points based on ending WW1 in a peaceful way and
preventing another war. I´m going to highlight two important points from
them; the first one is that defeated countries should have
selfdetermination and strengthen democracy and that we have to create
an international organization to achieve world peace.
DLG I agree with Woodrow’s aim for a fair and lasting peace and with
Wilson’s fourteen points except for some of them. These that I don’t
agree with I consider difficult to make them happen. For example, to give
small countries “self determination”.
GC I do agree with Wilson’s fourteen points, even though I find them
very hard work. In fact, the one that I like the most is the one that
mentions that Germany shall give France back their territories like
WW I believe that Germany should be punished, however, we should
measure the type of punishment they have to face. In my opinion, we
don't have to be too harsh with them, because, if this happens, if
Germany recovers in the future, she will want revenge. This means, that,
in my opinion, we should be fair.
GC An entire French generation was affected by war. By comparison,
Germany’s damage has not been as bad as France’s damage. The
president of France wants Germany to be punished so hard to the extent
of breaking up into separate states, but I will discard that idea.
Therefore, Germany’s punishment has to be very hard as a result of her
damage caused and to make sure she wouldn’t do it again.
DLG I agree with both of you. I think that Germany shouldn’t be
punished in a harsh way because this would result in Germany seeking
revenge in the future. However, I want Germany to lose all her navy and
colonies because they both threatened my country. I won the elections
last year by promising to make Germany pay, but, as I said before, I
don’t want to conclude in another war.