29.4 A Flawed Peace
By: Rodrigo Arzola, Sebastian Chavarria, Yazet
Soto, Carolina Thomas, and Greta Stenner
34 countries attended the meeting, but it was hammered
out by the “Big Four”.
-Woodrow Wilsom- President of USA
-Georges Clemenceau-President of France
-David Lloyd George-Prime Minister of UK
-Vittorio Orlando- Italy’s President
RUSSIA WAS NOT REPRESENTED (Civil War)
GERMANY + ALLIES WERE NOT REPRESENTED
Objective 1: Explain the events that
led to the Treaty of Versailles.
Wilson had drawn up fourteen points
for a just and lasting peace.
Some of them were:
-no secret treaties
-reduced armies a cause of WW1
-adjustment of colonial claims
-”General Association of Nations”
then known as the “League of
Nations” International association
made to keep peace among nations.
Britain and France were concerned
about national security.
They wanted to punish Germany.
The TREATY OF VERSAILLES
between Germany and Allied
Powers was signed on June 28, 1919.
The Versailles Treaty
Objective 2: Identify
the effects of the
Treaty on European
The treaty punished Germany it lost
territory and it had sever restrictions on
its military operations. Germany took total
responsibility of the war, it had to pay
reparations to the Allies.
The Versailles treaty created feelings of
bitterness and betrayal among the victors
and the defeated.
All of the Central Powers lost land and
new countries were created
Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and
Russia also lost land!
Poland and Romania gained land.
There were other new nations
Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and
The United States rejected the
The Versailles Treaty did little to
build lasting peace.
The treaty produced anger and
despair among nations.
The resentment grew until it led to
World War II.