While Clemenceau and Lord George were determined to punish Germany, Woodrow Wilson was more eager to see the creation of an international peace-keeping organisation. A compromise was reached, and as part of this compromise the conference adopted the principle of the League of Nations.
Editors. "Peace Conference adopts principle of League of Nations". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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