Treaty of Versailles Oral presentation
Good day national leaders I welcome you to our palace here at Versailles I am Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau of the Third French Republic. A leader is a dealer in hope and I intend top deliver hope to my nation by taking it away from our enemies. The people of France want Germany to be severely punished, not pardoned. I say this because it was that country that started the war. I say this because it was that country’s fault that many so soldiers perished in battle and it was because of that country that billions of those American dollars which seem so common these days have been spent on war funds.
You say that we need to treat Germany in fairness; you say that we need to do this so they do not start another war. Well I say that by treating that swine loving nation fair you treat my beautiful France unfair. We must be compensated so that we do not start a war against them, not the other way around.
President Wilson gives fourteen points. These points are impractical and only one of them directly favours France. That is the one that states we will regain control of Alsace and Lorraine, a region which is rightfully ours anyway. Many of these points are in favour of Germany and it is as if the President is implying that we started the war and not the Germans. I find this insulting to say the very least. We should be marching on Berlin right now not having this ‘peace conference’. Why do you think that this conference is in France and not Germany? Because we won! We should treat them like we won, with dire consequence, and that we are no longer afraid of them instead of cowering and favouring them like you insist. The United States of America had only been in the war for a year and was not faced with the same level of suffering that my country was. They lost less than one tenth of what France did. What say do they have in this treaty besides the claim that were it not them the war would have lasted longer.
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