The country who wanted to cripple Germany was?


(B) Britain

(C) ** France


Concept note-1: -Georges Clemenceau led France at the Peace Conference . He was disagreed with the 14 points and wanted harsh reparations placed on Germany. He believed that France would never be safe unless Germany was crippled. In his view, Germany should be forced to pay a large amount in reparations to Belgium and France.

Concept note-2: -The French, in particular, wanted Germany to pay a heavy price for the war, including loss of territory, disarmament and payment of reparations, while the British saw Wilson’s plan as a threat to their supremacy in Europe.

Concept note-3: -Germany realized that a war with Russia meant a war with France, and so its war plans called for an immediate attack on France – through Belgium – hoping for a quick victory before the slow-moving Russians could become a factor.

Concept note-4: -Initially, France-who was represented by George Clemenceau-wanted to punish Germany for the war they felt the Germans had caused. France wanted to regain its territory in the Rhineland. Great Britain sought reparations, or payments for damages, from Germany.

Concept note-5: -French revanchism was a deep sense of bitterness, hatred and demand for revenge against Germany, especially because of the loss of Alsace and Lorraine following defeat in the Franco-Prussian War.