The Fourteen Points • Read over points 1-5. Write down 1 sentence for how each of these 5 points caused a problem in WWI. • No secret diplomacy: Alliance system caused war. • Freedom of the seas: Lusitania, Unrestricted Sub. Warfare. • Remove tariffs, free trade: Britain blockaded German goods. (Turnip Winter, 1915) • Reduce armaments: new weapons of WWI. • Adjust colonial disputes; try to end colonialism: Imperialism that caused unrest in the Balkans and elsewhere. • Wilson’s most vital point… • He felt that a world organization could oversee all of the international problems that the war created. Attendees at the Paris Peace Conference: • • • • Woodrow Wilson, U.S.A. David Lloyd George, Great Britain Georges Clemenceau, France Vittorio Orlando, Italy known as “The Big Four” Who is missing? Results: The Treaty of Versailles • Germany is punished by being forced to take the entire blame of the war and pay reparations to the allied countries. • Most of the 14 points are discarded, including the first 5 and #12. • Wilson was very reluctant to agree to these terms, but did so because the League of Nations’ approval. Treaty of Versailles continued… • Sometimes referred to as “the politics of hatred.” • One of the major causes for WWII.