Discuss the U.S. view of WWI vs. the view from abroad. Compare and contrast the views of American President Woodrow Wilson and French President Georges Clemenceau at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. Wilson wanted to end war and re-shape diplomacy in the years to come with the creation of the League of Nations. Clemenceau wanted revenge for the terrible toil taken on France.
Consider these questions in writing the paper:
• What characterized their vision of peace and rebuilding after the war?
• Wilson tended not to blame the German people, while Clemenceau wanted them to take full responsibility for their “war guilt” and pay large sums of reparations. Why did they have such different perspectives on peace with Germany?
• What impact did Wilson’s decision regarding WWI have at home and abroad? The introductory paragraph should include a thesis.