Paris peace conference

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Paris peace conference When the Armistice was signed on 11th November, 1918, it was agreed that there would be a Peace Conference held in Paris to discuss the post-war world. Opened on 12th January 1919, meetings were held at various locations in and around Paris until 20th January, 1920. Leaders of 32 states representing about 75% of the world's population, attended. However, negotiations were dominated by the five major powers responsible for defeating the Central Powers : the United States , Britain , France , Italy and Japan . Important figures in these negotiations included Georges Clemenceau (France) David Lloyd George (Britain), Vittorio Orlando (Italy), and Woodrow Wilson (United States). Eventually five treaties emerged from the Conference that dealt with the defeated powers. The five treaties were named after the Paris suburbs of Versailles (Germany), St Germain (Austria), Trianon (Hungary), Neuilly (Bulgaria) and Serves (Turkey). These treaties imposed territorial losses, financial liabilities and military restrictions on all members of the Central Powers . The  BIG Four  were:  George Clemenceau of  FRANCE David Lloyd George of  BRITAIN Vittorio Orlando of  ITALY and  President Woodrow Wilson of the  US The Big Four decided on making the  Treaty of Versailles   (ver Si)  took away territory on Germany's borders. It also  forced Germany to be responsible for the war and to pay the countries reparations. Germany's military size also  decreased after the Treaty Of Versailles. When the battles of the first World War concluded with an armistice between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, the war was far from over. The aggressor, Germany, was still largely intact, while France, as one of the Allied victors, had to deal with massive territorial damage. Borders needed to be redrawn as a result of wartime occupations and newly formed countries. Perhaps most importantly, the issue of how to prevent such wars in the future needed to be dealt with. Hundreds of statesmen gathered in Paris for months to discuss these questions and other smaller,
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