How successful was the Paris Peace Conference in solving post WWI problems?

Topics: Treaty of Versailles, World War I, Woodrow Wilson Pages: 4 (1453 words) Published: March 1, 2015
How successful (How effective) was the Paris Peace 
Conference in solving post­WWI problems? 
The Paris Peace Conference was not successful to solve post WWI  problems. Its most important aim was to maintain the world peace. The Paris  Peace Conference was the meeting of the ​
Allied victors​
 following the end of 
World War I to set the peace terms for the defeated Central Powers following the  armistices of 1918. It took place in Paris during 1919 and involved diplomats  from more than 32 countries and nation states. “The Big Three”, representatives  of the three winning country. President Woodrow Wilson represented the US,  Prime Minister Lloyd George represented the Great Britain and prime minister  Clemenceau represented France. Five major peace treaties were prepared at the  Paris Peace Conference. They include ​

the Treaty of Versailles​
 for Germany, ​
Treaty of Saint­Germain​
for Austria, ​
the Treaty of Neuilly​
for Bulgaria, ​
Treaty of Trianon​
 for Hungary and ​
the Treaty of Sèvres​
 for Ottoman Empire. 
Treaty of Versailles was the most harsh treaty. The Paris Peace Conference failed  to solve post­WWI problem.The US president Wilson issued his 14 Points in a  speech. According to Wilson, the 14 Points mainly focussed on his “National Self  Determination” and disarmament of countries. It created for maintaining a lasting  world peace. However, things did not go smooth under the influence of the other  Big Three. Britain and France agreed some of the points but with significant  reservations. The 14 points failed to meet its original aim dealing with the world  peace due to the selfishness of the leagues. What’s more, there were some  limitations in the 14 Points. Under the National Self Determination principle, 4  old empires were gone and 8 new nation states were set up. However, they were  too weak which caused the aggression of the nearby countries for the invasion. ...
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