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Woodrow Wilson's Idealistic View with Georges Clemenceau's Demands for Security and Revenge

Compare and contrast Woodrow Wilson's Idealistic View with Georges Clemenceau's Demands for Security and Revenge. What arguments did each use to advance his claims? How did the German Delegation react to the Treaty of Versailles?

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1. Woodrow Wilson's idea was based on the notion that no nation had the right to rule another. While the Treaty of Versailles ultimately ended World War I, it did cause a lot of strain on foreign relations because it placed the blame for the entire war squarely on Germany's shoulders. According to Woodrow Wilson, people should be governed only by their own consent. Therefore, other nations didn't have the right to place heavy sanctions on Germany; losing nations do not lose the right to self determination as a requirement for the ending of a war. Self-determination, argued Wilson, was a basic fundamental principle of both government and foreign relations. The end goal for ...

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Woodrow Wilson's Idealistic View is contrasted with Georges Clemenceau's Demands for Security and Revenge.

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