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Page 1: Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty. TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences Palace of Versailles

Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty.

TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences

Palace of Versailles

Page 4: Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty. TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences Palace of Versailles

Militarism

Alliances

Imperialism

Nationalism

What were the four MAIN, or “root” causes of World War I?

World War IWorld War II

How did the Treaty of Versailles contribute to the start of WWII?

Page 5: Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty. TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences Palace of Versailles

Wilson’s Plan for Peace

President Wilson’s goals for peace after World War I, known as the Fourteen Points, included the following.

· an end to secret agreements among nations

· formation of a League of Nations in order to protect the independence of all nations and settle international disputes

· freedom of the seas, free trade, and a limit on arms

· allow national groups self-determination

Page 6: Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty. TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences Palace of Versailles

The Debate Heats Up

Wilson’s 14 Points vs. Europe’s Revenge

“Even God himself only had 10” -Clemenceau

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* Germany was an angry, humiliated nation, setting the stage for World War II.

Versailles Treaty

- Germany was forced to:

· take full blame for the war· completely disarm

· pay huge reparations to the Allies

· give up it’s colonies to the Allies

Page 8: Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty. TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences Palace of Versailles

•Europe in 1914•Notice the size of the empires

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- Based on the goal of self-determination, many new nations were formed.

Examples: Finland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czech.

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Fight over League of Nations

Wilson’s Ideal• An International

Organization to prevent future wars– Vs.

• US isolationism• Wilson refuses to

compromise– Suffers stroke

• Republican Congress• Do not want to be

entangled in European Affairs

• Against a ‘Blank Check’ to go to war to protect independent nations