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The Treaty of Versailles

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Introduction

The Treaty of Versailles Enter the USA * America didn't enter the First World War until 1917, their main involvement was selling goods, ammo and lending money to the alias. * Germany said they had the right to sink American ships going to alias, even if they had neutral Americans on board. * Germany decided to cut off all supplies to Britain by sinking any ship heading there. * Germany sent telegrams to Mexico saying declare war on American and you will get Texas and other states. * America entered the war because they fought democracy was worth fighting for. The president, Wilson wanted to fight for the '14 Points' and this war to make this war the last war. * Russia had to pull out of the war and Germany sent all their troops to the west. ...read more.

Middle

* Wilson came to these peace talks believing he could use the '14 points' to make a better world. He also wanted to create another peace keeping organisation called 'The League of Nations' to stop another war. * David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister was frightened that the Americans would want to get rid of the British Empire. * The French Prime Minister wanted to make certain that Germany would never again invade France. * The rest of the world was looking to redraw the map of the world and thought that America was their best chance to do that. * Something had to be done quickly because Europe was in chaos and could go into revolution. * Germany's new government used ex soldiers to restore order. ...read more.

Conclusion

* A treaty had been signed, but many thought it had been done too quickly, and that a real peace had not been made. * Germany really thought that the treaty was unfair and cost them billions and billions of pounds, and all the problems like Bosnia had not been solved. * Germany knew if they didn't sign they would be invaded and that their people would starve to death. * Many think the peacemakers tried to achieve the impossible during impossible circumstances. The peace didn't seem to be worth all the lives that were lost. * It was not a lasting peace in September 1939 another world war broke out and the children of 1914 would have to fight in it. Many felt that the origins of the Second World War la at the flawed peace at the end of the First World War. ...read more.

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