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The Treaty of Versailles After the Treaty of Versailles was signed, in 1919, none of the allied leaders could truly say, they had gotten what they wanted. Although to some extent, they had all gotten something. Whether it was wealth, land, or power. The French prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, felt that he had suffered the most during the war, because a lot of it was fought in his country. The only thing he wanted to do, was to completely destroy Germany, to take revenge. While talking to the French parliament he said "...My home policy? I wage war. My foreign policy? I wage war...always, everywhere i shall wage war...". On the border of France is the Rineland, controlled by Germany. ...read more.


He thought that this would be a good chance for revenge, for the conflict between France and Germany, in 1870. France had to suffer, their army being destroyed in sedan, the bombing of Paris by the Prussians. But possibly the worst thing of all, was the decleration of the German empire, at the palace of Versailles. President, Woodrow Wilson of the United States, had his own ideas about the treaty. He had a list of 14 points written up. Out of the 14 points, only 4 were fully achieved, and only another 3 were partially achieved. The rest were abandoned. Wilson was happy that he had managed to gain independance, for certain new countries, for example Poland. ...read more.


To conclude, i do not think that i could say that these two leaders were 'very pleased' with the Treaty of Versailles. Both of them had accomplished something, for example; Georges Clemenceau was pleased that the German army was reduced to a small amount, and the Germans were not permitted to occupy the Rhineland, on the French border. Woodrow Wilson was happy that he had managed to form a League of Nations, and gained independance for some new countries. But both of these leaders had opposite reactions, as to being unhappy about the treaty. Clemenceau thought that Germany was getting off lightly with the treaty, but Wilson thought that the treaty was too hard. Although Clemenceau may have had slightly more to be pleased abot than Wilson, i do not think either of these two men were very happy with the outcome, to the Treaty of Versaiiles. Daniel Clark 10BH ...read more.

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