Lect. 5-1 - The Aftermath of WWI Discuss the difficulties...

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The Aftermath of WWI Discuss the difficulties Americans had in “winning the peace” in the years after World War I. You should address both the diplomatic obstacles following the war and the social anxieties that Americans faced in the years after the war. 1. 2. Search for a New World Order a. Woodrow Wilson and Democracy b. Fourteen Points i. Postwar Boundaries ii. Principles for International Relations 1. Freedom of Seas 2. Open Covenants 3. Arms Reduction 4. Free Trade 5. Mediation of Colonial Claims iii. League of Nations (One of the most important) 1. Americans did not want LoN 3. Obstacles to Wilson’s Vision a. Allied Resistance b. American Politics i. Against the League of Nations 4. Paris Peace Conference and Treaty of Versailles a. Principals i. Woodrow Wilson - US ii. David Lloyd George – Britain iii. Georges Clemenceu – France iv. Vittoro Orlando – Italy b. Issues i. Idealism v. Self Interest ii. Instability in Europe iii. Bolshevik Revolution in Russia 1. spread of communism as a threat to capitalism
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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Lect. 5-1 - The Aftermath of WWI Discuss the difficulties...

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