Treaty of Versailles Allied leaders met in 1919 to discuss treaty Germany and Russia weren’t invited Nine new nations were established and other boundaries were shifted Germany was prohibited from having an army and had to pay war reparations to the Allies League of Nations would be created
Weaknesses of the Treaty War-guilt clause forced Germany to admit sole responsibility for starting the war Debt for Germany: $33 billion in reparations Russia lost territory Ignored colonized people who asked for self- determination
U.S. Debates League of Nations Why would anyone oppose the creation of the League of Nations?
U.S. Debates League of Nations Opponents, led by Henry Cabot Lodge, believed that the League threatened the U.S. policy of isolationism. Isolationists wanted to stay out of foreign disputes (remain isolated) The U.S. never joined the League! Discuss with your table. When should the U.S. become involved in foreign wars? When should the U.S. practice isolationism?