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As the First World War came to an end the time for negotiating peace had approached There were a number of attempts made to bring about peace negotiations Woodrow Wilson was the spokesman for the allies and he created the best known of all the peace proposals known as the fourteen points The Fourteen Points were presented in a speech before both houses of Congress and were intended to generate support for Wilsons vision of the postwar world both at home and also among allies in Europe Further the president hoped that the promise of a just peace would be embraced by the populations in enemy nations and generates momentum for ending the war By 1918 Germany was being defeated on most fronts and the Russians had negotiated a peace The German people were hungry war weary and demanded peace The German government eventually asked for an armistice and on November 11 1918 a cease-fire began But still the problem of peace remained In response to the fourteen points the Paris Peace Conference was organized This is where the Treaty of Versailles was decided The Big Four made major the decisions at the conference and in the making of the treaty The big four included Clemenceau of France George of Great Britain Orlando of Italy and Woodrow Wilson of the United States Germany and the defeated states were not invited to attend the conference This made Germany angry because they had no say in the future of their country They felt that this was an enforced peace This made Germany bitter towards the allies because they were in to punish the Germans severely The Germans were more trusting towards America whom they felt would make this a fair treaty and let the defeated nations have their say When the Versailles Treaty was signed few of Wilsons fourteen points were adhered to though a League of Nations was set up The League of Nations was set
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