Wilson vs. Clemenceau Wilson was the president of the us and Clemenceau was the premier of France

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  1. Wilson vs. Clemenceau

Wilson was the president of the US and Clemenceau was the premier of France.

They came into conflict for plans for peace and especially if they should use lenient or harsh measures for lasting peace.


Versailles Peace Conference

Treatment of Germany, reparations, world peace and French security.

Wilson’s idealism represented by the 14 points was reduced to the League of Nations, which U.S. was not apart of and set condition that lead to WW2

  1. Bismarck vs. Napoleon III

Bismarck was German-Prussian statesmen and Napoleon III was president of the French 2nd republic,

Conflict over vacant Spanish throne.


France and Prussia

Vacant throne and insults between each emperor.

It created the unified German state.

  1. Lenin vs. Kerensky

Lenin was a Marxist Russian revolutionary and creator of the Soviet Communist Party. Kerensky served as second prime minister.

Wanted Kerensky government out and Communism in.


Petrograd, Russia


Lead to the first communist state in history

  1. Galileo vs. Pope Urban VII

Galileo was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher. Pope Urban VII was the pope at that time.

Conflict of heresy with scientific study and the church


Holy Roman Empire, Italy

Scientific studies and church doctrine.

It challenged the church doctrine on the operation of the universe.

  1. Frederick the Great vs. Maria Theresa

Maria Theresa was the only female ruler of the Hasburg dominions, and Frederick the Great was the King of Prussia.

Conflict between the King and his daughter and obtaining certain lands which lead to war.


Prussia and Saxony

Land owning and rulers.

It established Prussian dominance on the German scene

  1. Luther vs. Charles V

Luther was a German priest who initiated the Protestant Reformation and Charles V was the Holy Roman Emperor.

Conflict of practices of the Roman Catholic Church, like indulgences and other practices and the controversy and rise of Protestantism.


Holy Roman Empire and Germany


It began the protestant split from Roman Catholicism

  1. Cromwell vs. Charles I

Cromwell was an English military and political leader and Charles I was the King of England.

Conflict over ruling over England. Civil war between throne and parliament and Charles I was beheaded.



Ruling in England.

Successfully dethroned the English monarchy

  1. Truman vs. Stalin

Truman was the president of the U.S. and Stalin was the General Secretary of the Communist party.

Truman tells Stalin about use of atomic bomb and thought on communism.


Potsdam Conference

Communism and use of atomic weapons

It lead to the breakup of the Left-Center coalition in WW2

  1. Philip II vs. Elizabeth I

Philip II was the king of Spain and Elizabeth I was Queen regnant of England and Ireland.

Philip tried to arrange an alliance marriage with Elizabeth I, however, she rejected his proposal.


England and Spain

Power and ruling, Phillip did not want to surrender his title from Mary, but Elizabeth did not want anything to do with him.

It began the rise of the English empire and the decline of the Spanish.

  1. Hitler vs. Chamberlin

Chamberlin was prime minister of the UK and Hitler was a dictator over Germany.

Hitler placed German troops of the border with Czechoslovakia and Chamberlin wanted them gone.


Mountain retreat at Berchtesgarden.

If aggression was going to go over the border and bring Hitler’s rule to Czechoslovakia.

It attempted to solve a problem of aggression with appeasement

  1. Metternich vs. Mazzini

Metternich was a German-Austrian politician and Mazzini was an Italian politician.

Metternich rejected the idea of divine intervention which was the idea of Mazzini.



Nationalism and the old order

It was the clash between old order and the new wave of nationalism

  1. Louis XIV vs. William of Orange

William of Orange reigned over England, Ireland and Scotland. Louis XIV was the King of France.

William drove the French (Louis XIV) out of the Netherlands and William made an alliance against France so that they would not take over.



Universal domination of the French and preventing the spread of a total monarchy.

It prevented creation of the universal monarchy

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