In November 1918, Germany signed the armistice which ended the first world war. Many European countries had been exhausted by the war with both their economies and industries shattered. Millions of young men and civilians were killed or injured on both sides of the war. The huge casualties left their mark on public opinion and many voters in Britain and France demanded justice from Germany since they believed that they were solely responsible. This justice was to be conveyed through a harsh peace settlement with Germany. In 1919, each 32 countries gathered at the Palace of Versailles just outside Paris to discuss the fate that would befall upon Germany. This would be known as the Paris Peace Conference. At this conference, the dominating parties present were the leaders of Britain, USA, and France. Each had conflicting views as to how Germany should be dealt with. Sir George Clemenceau, the prime minister of France emphasized how his country suffered enormous damages with their industry in shambles and over 1 million French soldiers dead.He proposed that Germany never be allowed to threaten Paris again and most importantly, reparations from Germany. This demand were for the costs of repairing the economy and to rebuild France. His demand was the harshest of the three leaders. Great Britain was represented by Prime Minister David Lloyd George. He wanted to find a balance between his views and his people’s’ views. Having just been elected to his seat in the government, he suffered conflicting decisions since he wanted to please his people with their demand for a harsh punishment. He knew a harsh punishment would allow the German military to be stripped of its power thus enforcing the reassurance that Germany would not be able to take such actions again. On the other hand, he knew that Germany would probably seek out revenge in the future if punished to such drastic measures. To find a median between his inner conflicts, he thought it would be best that remaining trading partners with Germany would be somewhat of a neutral stance. This way, the British economy would be able to improve economically and Germany would benefit as well since a weak German society would not be beneficial at all. Although the USA entered later in the world war, Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States of America, still declared his opinion that Germany should not be punished too harshly as he thought that this would lead to another world war through the seekment of revenge. With this, Woodrow Wilson argued for the support of a union between countries to avoid future wars and seek out world peace. This vision was coined as the “new world order” through his Fourteen Points and through the banding of a League of Nations. This was to try to enforce an ideological notion in which nations would not be seen as individuals but instead as a global governance. With the difference in objectives, the leaders of the three great nations clashed. However, after months of negotiations and compromises, a term was finally agreed upon. As a result, the Treaty of Versailles was imposed on Germany.