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The Defeat of the Treaty of Versailles
War World One was a devastating global war that took place in Europe and was started by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb citizen of Austria-Hungary and member of the Young Bosnia. Austria-Hungary and Serbia’s relationship was already strained and the assassination was the last straw and they went to war. Shortly after this, due to alliances, all of Europe went to war. The U.S was neutral for some time but when Germany declared open submarine war fair the Woodrow Wilson, president of the U.S., had no choice but to go aid Great Britain, Russia, and France, the Triple Entente, against Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Empire, the Triple Alliance. The Triple Entente defeated the Triple Alliance in 1918 and the Treaty of Versailles was created. The first meeting for the discussion of the treaty was in January 1919, the four major men in the negotiation of the Treaty were Woodrow Wilson, Premier Georges Clemenceau of France, Prime Minister David Lloyd George of Great Britain, and Prime Minister Vittorio Orlando of Italy, who eventually left after an argument with Wilson. Wilson believed the treaty should be built upon the 14 points but soon realized he was the only one who agreed with this so agreed to just the fourteenth point, the League of Nations. The treaty was signed in June, including Wilson’s signature even though he did not have the Senate’s approval so the Senate revoked the treaty. “It was the strength of the opposition forces, both liberal and conservative, rather that the ineptitude and stubbornness of President Wilson that led to the Senate defeat of the Treaty of Versailles.” The validity of this statement is incorrect because due to Wilson’s League of Nations and his absolute stubbornness the Treaty of Versailles was defeated.

Woodrow Wilson’s League of Nations would, according to Wilson, prevent war from breaking...
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