The aims of the Big three at Versailles - Coggle Diagram
The aims of the Big three at Versailles
The Allied leaders were under preassure from their own people to make Germany for the damage and suffering of the war.
Poster: "British Empire union, Once a German- Always a German"
The leaders themselves had little interest in seeing Germany recover aither. -
A Fair Treaty
Each of the allied leaders had their owen views on the treaty.
The US leader president Woodrow Wilson wanted a treaty based on his fourteen points.
He is generally seen as a moderate who wanted Germaany punished, but not so harshly that it would want revenge.
President Woodrow Wilson
Make Germany Pay
The French Prime Minister Clemenceau was anxious that Germany should be crushed.
France, had suffered huge casualties in the war and wanted to make sure Germany did not recover its strength
In the middle ground was the British leader David Lloyd George.
He believed Geermany should be punished, but he also wanted Germany to recover.
Loyd George disliked Wilson´s view on self-determination that might threaten British rule in India and the rest of the British Empire.
The leaders and their teams of officials soon found that they had different priorities and would have to compromise.
Wilson felt that Loyd and Clemenceau were more eager to achieve gains for their countries than to build a future peace