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9. The Anglo-American Guarantee Enforcement Nature & Retreat From Taylor Murphy Period 4 Mr. Ker
Enforcement Nature & Retreat From President Wilson made this offer on March 14, 1919. It would grant France an American guarantee that the United States and Great Britain would protect France against any unprovoked aggression by Germany. In simpler terms it says that the United States and its allies will protect France if Germany shows any defiance towards France. Germany would show defiance because the Rhineland was originally part of their country, and wanted to take back what was theirs originally This offer was made in exchange of the Rhineland (Left bank of the Rhine) from Germany, with a principal of fifteen years.
France wanted the Rhineland (once part of Germany) to be independent and protect itself. President Wilson and Lloyd George of Great Britain did not want to agree to this, and the only way France would agree was for the United States and Great Britain to back them with a military force France wanted to turn the Rhineland into a buffer zone between the two nations due to its location Under the terms of the treaty of Versailles the Rhineland was turned into a demilitarization zone
The Final Days President Wilson vigorously campaigned between the years 1919 and 1920 to try and get people to win support for the ratification of the Treaty of Versailles and for the United States to join the League of Nations. On March 19, 1920 the Unites States Senate failed to ratify the Treaty of Verailles, mostly because the United States was not in the League of Nations. The United States then did not accept the Guarantee. Great Britain withdrew from the agreement as well. France no longer had guaranteed military support from the United States and Britain