objective: to analyze wilson’s peace plan and the versailles treaty. ts:c-7 state implications and...
Objective: To analyze Wilson’s peace plan and the Versailles Treaty.
TS:C-7 State Implications and Consequences
Palace of Versailles
Adios, dandelion! I guess my work here
Huh? I thought I took care of that stubborn
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?
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
The Debate Heats Up
Wilson’s 14 Points vs. Europe’s Revenge
“Even God himself only had 10” -Clemenceau
* Germany was an angry, humiliated nation, setting the stage for World War II.
- 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
•Europe in 1914•Notice the size of the empires
- Based on the goal of self-determination, many new nations were formed.
Examples: Finland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czech.
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