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
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
Treaty of SaintGermain
the Treaty of Neuilly
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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