Historical Context Of The Treaty Of Versailles

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Treaty of Versailles: Historical Context Ninety-eight years ago, after the fighting of World War I subsided, the Treaty of Versailles (“the Treaty”) was signed at the Palace of Versailles in France by the Allied powers and Germany. The compromise of the Treaty is that it ended World War I. The conflict of the Treaty is that it fed the German’s hate for the Allied Powers and, in turn, was the cause of World War II. “In their hearts was a stern resolution that the fiasco of November 11, 1918, would not be repeated for all serious people in America, as in all nations, remembered that much hailed Versailles Treaty was sown the very seeds of World War II” (Library Of Congress. Manzanar free press, November 12, 1942. 1942. Newspaper. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, )
David Lloyd George, the Prime minister of Britain, Georges Clemenceau, the French Prime Minister, and the Italian Prime Minister, Vittoria Orlando, made up the “Big Three” that wrote the Treaty. Woodrow Wilson, the United States president at the time, also took part in the writing of the Treaty although, out of his fourteen points, only one made it into the Treaty because the European leaders had a different agenda. Germany would also be involved, although not in the writing process, but would be most affected by the provisions of the Treaty.
During the signing of the Treaty, the U. S. citizens and senate would oppose their president in wanting it
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