Presentation on theme: "Today’s Agenda (3/30/10): Discussion Notes on the end of World War One."— Presentation transcript:
Today’s Agenda (3/30/10): Discussion Notes on the end of World War One
Let’s Discuss… How did so many believe this was the War to end all Wars? Do you believe it is possible to prevent war? Why or why not? Knowing what you know about World War One, what are some ways World War Two could have been prevented?
Learning Targets I can describe the outcome of World War One I can evaluate the effectiveness of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.
Allies dictate harsh terms on the defeated powers, especially Germany
U.S. President Wilson French ruler Georges Clemenceau David Lloyd George of Britain Vittorio Orlando of Italy Notably left out: Japan
Wilson proposes Fourteen Points – outline for world peace Calls for free trade and end to secret alliances, military buildups
Promotes self determination – right of people to govern their own nations Envisions international peace keeping body to settle world disputes
Britain and France want to punish Germany for starting the war. Allies make Germany sign the Treaty of Versailles.
Creates League of Nations. Germany must pay for all the damage the war caused.
League will rule German colonies until they can be made independent.
Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottomans all lose land Russia loses land and new countries form in SE Europe
Treaty creates feelings of deep bitterness on both sides Germans feel bitter at harsh peace they must accept
Americans refuse to sign treaty, oppose League of Nations.
₦ Japan and Italy are not rewarded for their help against the Central Powers.