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World War I became known as the Great War because it was the biggest war ever in the history of the world It was supposed to be the war to end all wars But it wasnt 20 years later Germany rebuilt its army and tried again to take over Europe The peace treaties were partially responsible for World War IIThe end of World War I came after 4 years of harsh fighting When the Americans joined the war effort in April of 1917 the Allies were given unlimited industrial and manpower resources The US were decisive in winning the war by sending about 10000 soldiers per day over to EuropeRevolution in Germany finally brought an end to the war In October 1918 the people of Germany couldnt tolerate the slaughter no more An armistice based on Wilsons 14 points was signed on November 11 1918 Germany had to evacuate all territory west of the Rhine immediatelyThe Treaty of Versailles named for the French palace where it was unveiled was put together by 70 delegates representing 27 victorious allied nations at what was called the Paris Peace Conference Germany nor Russia were allowed to attend the conference because Russia who broke away from the war because of conflicts at home signed a separate peace treaty with GermanyThe leaders of the Big Four consisting of Woodrow Wilson from the US Georges Clemenceau from France David Lloyd George from England and Vittorio Orlando from Italy made most of the important decisions at the ConferenceClemenceau was a tough determined and skillful politician He was also a vengeful old man He was determined that Germany should not only suffer for what they had done but that the peace terms should make it impossible for Germany to wage war ever againLloyd George was also a skillful politician He wanted Germanys war leaders to be punished And he was determined that none of Wilsons 14 points should be allowed to interfere
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