Dr Mike Taylor talks about The Paris Peace Conference, which came at the end of what was considered to be a war to end all wars. It was dictated largely
Dr Mike Taylor talks about The Paris Peace Conference, which came at the end of what was considered to be a war to end all wars. It was dictated largely by Lloyd George (UK), Clemenceau (France), Woodrow Wilson (USA) and Vittorio Orlando (Italy). Germany was not permitted to take part but was required to sign the agreement. Some of the outcomes saw the League of Nations being founded from Wilson’s Fourteen Points focusing largely on self-determination for nation states. Germany lost 13% of her territory, the Rhineland was demilitarised and coal from the Saar region exported to France. Payment of reparations by Germany, as compensation for damage, was fixed at £6.6 billion. This shocked and angered the German people who rounded on the politicians of the Weimar Republic allowing the growth of fascism and eventually Hitler’s Nazi party’s rise to power.
Dr Mike Taylor is an experienced Museum professional, researcher and historian of the First World War. He was recently awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham for his thesis on 119 Infantry Brigade during the Great War.
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(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm