The Year That Was

Bring in the Germans: The Fate of the Losers at the Paris Peace Conference

September 17th, 2019  •  49 mins 28 secs  •  Download (34 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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The most important task at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference was the drafting of peace terms for the losers of the war. Germany and Austria assumed Woodrow Wilson would insist on a fair, respectful compromise peace based on the Fourteen Points. So they were shocked when the Treaty of Versailles demanded territory, demilitarization, and reparations. Is this what caused World War II?