The Big Three: US, France, & Britain. Aims and Motives at the Paris Peace Conference. The United States: Aims.
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End the outdated form of international relations dominated by secret treaties and alliances—replace it with a “New Diplomacy” –open negotiations, global disarmament, economic cooperation, and a League of Nations to resolve disputes
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Some believed Wilson was an idealist and the US entered the war late, so did not understand the European need to punish Germany, keep colonial holdings, or deal with the suffering & material damage of the war
The 14 Points did not offer the protection and guarantees many Europeans hoped for
Britain and France had promised Italy some land prizes if they won the war—Treaty of London 1915 (when Italy entered WWI)
After the war Italy demanded a little more than the terms of the Treaty of London—they were experiencing unrest at home and thought they could strengthen its position with the public through bigger prizes
The Big Three (US, France, Britain) did not care. Italy joined late and was not an equal