Interwar

Interwar - The Twenty Year Armistice: 1919-1939 1919The...

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1 The Twenty Year Armistice: 1919 The Twenty Year Armistice: 1919 -1939 1939 The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 ==> Treaty of Versailles Three principals: UK: Lloyd George France: Clemenceau US: Wilson Two very different conceptions of the post-war world: Wilson versus Lloyd George and Clemenceau idealism (liberalism) versus realism Wilson rejects the old practices of national interest, balance of power, and secret negotiations. Instead he wanted the ideal of international interest, collective security, and open covenants; openly arrived at. In terms of the treaty, Wilson wanted: In terms of the treaty, Wilson wanted: (1) a generous peace. A peace "without victory." A peace of universal justice (2) self-determination of peoples (3) a League of Nations based on the principles of collective security (4) movement away from old "sphere of influence" politics All part of his “14 points.” Lloyd George and Clemenceau wanted something very different: (1) harsh war reparations (2) disarmament of the German military
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