League of Nations
Woodrow Wilson believed that collective security would prevent another world war because every country would be working towards the same thing. And they would come to decisions together so that every country would be happy and less likely to rebel. Also they would all be agreeing to being peaceful with each other. The league of Nations was doomed to fail because it was lacking USA, Russia and Germany. The US congress couldn't agree to joining the LN because they felt they shouldn't get involved in non major international affairs. Russia was excluded because of the communist fears within other countries, and since Germany caused and lost the war they were left out too. Without those 3 countries the League of Nations would never have worked considering they were the ones causing conflicts at the time.
The Big three
The big three was a group of three leaders from Britain, France and the USA. The leaders were Woodrow Wilson, David Lloyd George, and Georges Clemenceau. Wilson had 14 points, and wanted self determination for all european countries. There was originally a big 4, including italy. Italy left the big 4 because they were not granted the promised land. The big 3 wanted to make Germany pay for all of the damages caused from WWI, Clemenceau wanted to make Germany suffer, while Wilson and George agreed he didn't believe in punishing them so harshly. Wilson wanted to have peace in the world and George wanted justice but not revenge. Although they all didn't agree they still managed to work well together.
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