To What Extent Did Treaty of Versailles Reflect Wilson’s Fourteen Points

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During the World War, there were several people who desired to finish the war. President Woodrow Wilson of the US was one of them, who wanted to set the peace with Germany and end war. He created fourteen points, which aimed disarmament and war guilt, limiting forces/military, self-determination, creating League of Nations. These points were written by president Wilson, who believed that he could make a peace among the countries, which would end the great war. Treaty of Versailles was based on his points, but not all of them were successful or followed completely. Some of the points were adjusted to meet the interests of France and Britain and were used against interests of Germany. Wilson’s fourth point aimed limitations of military and forces, disarmaments, in order to avoid another conflict. But Treaty of Versailles concentrated limitations and disarmament only for Germany, they couldn’t have as strong military as they had, their army was reduced by 100,000 men, they couldn’t use air forces and were limited in naval forces, because of the unrestricted submarine warfare, which caused many looses of ships for other countries. They couldn’t join Austria and couldn’t make allies together, because they were considered as dangerous force together. By these harsh conditions, Britain and France were serving their own interests, France was trying to keep their territories safe, they were keeping Germany weak so it couldn’t invade in France again, during Great War, Germany was dominating sea, but after restrictions Britain was keeping its naval supremacy. Disarmament was the way for France and Britain to weak Germany and humiliate her. Germany had to accept blame for starting the war, this wasn’t mentioned in fourteen points, German people were upset about these decisions, they stayed without defensive forces, Treaty of Versailles didn’t require other countries to make
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