Question: Why did international diplomacy play an important part in Europe in the inter war years?
International Diplomacy played an important part role in trying to restore a state of peace in the interwar years. Many things were considered International Diplomacy during the interwar years, such as The Treaty of Versailles, Paris Peace Conference, and The Hague. They were all successful and un-successful attempts at trying to restore peace and stability through negotiations and treaties.
The Treaty of Versailles played an important roll in delivering justice and reparations to war damaged countries. One thing that the Treaty of Versailles created was the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an idea for the creation of an international organization to prevent the outbreak of war after the events of World War I.[[#_edn1|[i]]] It’s main proposer was Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States. His idea was that any problem, error, or injustice which occurred in the Versailles settlements, could be later be resolved through the league, but the league had to exist first. [[#_edn2|[ii]]]
The league began to decline after a few years. Mainly due to the absence of major powers that were defeated in World War II, and hence not invited to be members. The most important of the absent powers was the United States. Their nonattendance was disastrous. The U.S was the wealthiest nation in the world and had the potential to intervene in the interest of maintaining peace and stability.[[#_edn3|[iii]]]
Another part of international diplomacy that was important during the interwar year’s, was the Paris Peace Conference. The conference began on January, 19th, 1919 in Paris, France. The Conferences main goal was to get the leaders from the major powers that won the war, and sit them down to discuss the settlements after World War I. Some of the major leaders were Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, and Robert Lansing. This conference was vital in sorting out reparations, and damage costs.[[#_edn4|[iv]]]
Some of the treaties that were signed at the end of the war left many countries with un-resolved problems and the boundaries of Europe. Most of these problems were settled through diplomatic negotiations in 1924. But both France and East European nations felt that the settlements left them in a very vulnerable state and tried to find ways to make them selves better, through international diplomacy such as the Treaty of Versailles.[[#_edn5|[v]]]
Placing Germay at fault during the Inter War years was vital in trying to restore peace and stability. It was also done through international diplomacy. Mainly through the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty deemed Germany aas the aggressor of the war and made Germany responsible for paying reperations to countries it fought in World War II.[[#_edn6|[vi]]]
In the end, International Diplomacy was vital in the inter war years, because it restored peace and stability through European countries.


[[#_ednref1|[i]]] Al, Cannon. "The League of Nations." 20th Century World History: Course Companion. Oxford: Oxford U., 2009 p.1
[[#_ednref2|[ii]]] Ibid
[[#_ednref3|[iii]]] Al, Cannon p.2
[[#_ednref4|[iv]]] Paris Peace Conference." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009

[[#_ednref5|[v]]] Wolfson, Robert/ Laver, John. “Years of Change: European History 1890-1990” P.2

[[#_ednref6|[vi]]] Versailles, Treaty of." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, 2009. Web. 9 Dec. 2009