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What were the motives and aims of the big three at Versailles?

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What were the motives and aims of the big three at Versailles? Aims and motives have their differences. A motive is what drives someone to do something and an aim is what someone wants to get. The big three in Versailles had their own separate motives and nearly all different aims. The big three consisted of: Great Britain, France and USA. The USA's aims and motives were: * Lasting world peace * Woodrow Wilson had a strong belief in self determination Woodrow Wilson had a 14 point target to gain out of the war they were 1. There should be no secret deals or treaties between states. ...read more.


14. A league of nations should be set up to preserve the future peace of the world. (They suggested this strongly yet never joined. How weird.) Its Aims as a world power was to: Commencement of the 14 point treaty World peace The set up of the League of Nations. USA were trying to make the world a better place but Great Britain and France were trying to make their Empires Stronger and bigger. Great Britain's aims and motives were more in the way of keeping Europe together and free of Communism. Its aims and motives were * Great Britain wanted Germany to pay reparations for the damage they caused. * Britain wanted to pay off huge debts to the USA. ...read more.


3. They wanted to stop the spread of Communism. 4. Britain wanted to gain more land for its empire e.g. Jordan, Iraq and other countries. France had a few motives and a few aims: * France wanted revenge for the devastation of WW1. * They also wanted revenge for the Franco Prussian war which was in 1871 over forty years before. * France wanted to make Germany weak so that they could not attack them. * They also wanted reparations from the war. Frances Aims were to: * Get Germany to pay off all Frances debts. * Break up Germany into a number of smaller weaker states or get Germany to lose the Rhineland's which had a very big coal industry and also a heavy industry. * Make Poland large and powerful. By Ryan Dodson ...read more.

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