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Peace conference begins in Paris Peace conference begins in Paris
by The Ovi Team
2018-01-18 12:19:55
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January 18th 1919 in Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War. Leaders of the victorious Allied powers--France, Great Britain, the United States and Italy--would make most of the crucial decisions in Paris over the next six months. For most of the conference, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson struggled to support his idea of a "peace without victory" and make sure that Germany, the leader of the Central Powers and the major loser of the war, was not treated too harshly. On the other hand, Prime Ministers Georges Clemenceau of France and David Lloyd George of Britain argued that punishing Germany adequately and ensuring its weakness was the only way to justify the immense costs of the war. In the end, Wilson compromised on the treatment of Germany in order to push through the creation of his pet project, an international peacekeeping organization called the League of Nations.

 

 

 


    
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Emanuel Paparella2013-01-18 11:04:55
And so and unjust peace was achieved sowing the seeds for the demise of the League of Nations and World War II. Paul VI used to say: if you want peace, work for justice. Food for thought.


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