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Versailles Overview

The Treaty of Versailles was put together at the Paris Peace Conference starting in January 1919. The main signatories of the treaty were Britain (Prime Minister David Lloyd George), the USA (President Woodrow Wilson), France (Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau) and Italy (Prime Minister Vittorio Orlando). These leaders were known as the 'Big Four' and met to decide the fate of Germany after the First World War. So why is this treaty so significant? To answer this question, it is important to consider a number of issues. Firstly consider the attitude of each country that attended the negotiations: Germany wasn't even invited to the peace treaty.

Clearly agreement was going to be very difficult, as each country felt they knew best. It is important to actually consider what the terms of the treaty said: A summary of the terms of the treaty includes: Germany had to take full responsibility for the war. Think: 1. Think: 1. Versailles Opinions. Opinions on Versailles Video. Versailles booklet. Versailles Revision. Versailles Spider Diagram. Versailles Revision. T of V Overview Video. Learn About the Treaty of Versailles Signed in June of 1919, the Treaty of Versailles ended the state of war between Germany and the allied powers.

T of V Overview Video

Hi, I'm Rebecca Brayton and welcome to And today we’ll be taking a look at what is arguably one of the most important and controversial documents of the 20th Century. An armistice to end World War I was signed on November 11, 1918. However, it took over half a year of negotiations following that date for Germany and the Allied Powers to officially end the state of war. The five major victors were considered the United States, Great Britain, France, Japan and Italy. Despite the conflicting aims of these countries by June 28, they had finally agreed upon a treaty.

In addition, Germany’s economy was already in complete disarray. Mr Portman Video. T of V Key Details. Personalities of the Big Three:Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau and David Lloyd George Woodrow Wilson, as described in the introductory section of the text, was the leader of the immediate post-war period and was the architect of an internationalist vision for a new world order.

T of V Key Details

Yet, as discussed in the paragraphs below, he was not able to persuade the other Allied leaders at the peace settlement negotiations in Paris to embrace his vision. But it was not just the opposition of Clemenceau and Lloyd George to some of his ideas that moved the conference away from Wilson's vision. Historians generally portray French Premier Georges Clemenceau as the man who was still fighting the war months after the signing of the armistice.

He had always been deeply affected by the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, which France had lost and as a result had been forced to sacrifice the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine to the hated Germans. Endnotes 1. Aims of the Big 3 Video. 'Make Germany Pay' Vide0. The Conference & Big 3 Video. Podcast: Was the T of V fair?