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The Versailles Project 2005

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Motion 1

An acceptance of Germany's guilt in causing the war.

Proposed by : France

Seconded by : USA

Vote Passed, 6 votes for.

Motion 2

The Frisian Islands and the port city of Bremenhaven to ensure British trade with eastern Europe.

Proposed by : Great Britain

Seconded by : France

Vote Passed 5 votes for, 1 against

Motion 3

Italy to be given control of the Dalmation coast, for economic growth of Italy and defense purposes. Borders to be established at a later date. 

Proposed by : Italy

Seconded by : support withdrawn

Vote Failed

Motion 4

The creation of an independent democratic state of Poland  with capital Warsaw.

Proposed by : Poland

Seconded by : USA

Vote Passed, 6 votes for.

Motion 5

Austria-Hungary should give up the land she annexed in the Balkans during period before 1914.

Proposed by : Serbia

Seconded by : USA

Vote Passed, 6 votes for.

Motion 6

A league of nations should be established to ensure the future peace of the world.

Proposed by : USA

Seconded by :  Serbia

Vote Passed, 6 votes for. 

Motion 7

The allies to be given financial compensation from Germany. 

Proposed by :  Great Britain

Seconded by :  Italy

Vote Passed, 6 votes for.

Motion 8

Italy to expand its borders so as not to interfere with Serbian Sovereignty in and around the Dalmation coast to ensure economic security and growth.  

Proposed by : Italy

Seconded by :  Great Britain

Vote Passed, 5 votes for, 1 against. 

Motion 9

The borders of Poland will be established as those of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth before the first partition, Lithuanians would have a fair representation.

Proposed by : Poland

Seconded by :  Support withdrawn

Vote Failed

Motion 10

Austria and Hungary should pay reparations for damages against countries damaged. 

Proposed by : Serbia

Seconded by : Italy

Vote Passed, 6 votes for. 

Motion 11

Extend Italian borders to include the Italian speakers to the south of current Austro-Hungarian empire. The exact area will be specified.

Proposed by :  USA

Seconded by : Italy

Vote Passed, 5 votes for, 1 against. 

Motion 12

The return of Alsace-Lorraine to France and Rhineland to be given to France 

Proposed by : France

Seconded by : Support withdrawn

Vote Failed

Motion 13

Defining the borders as the former borders of Lit-Poland commonwealth. (Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus). All member states a vote whether to join (Plebiscite)

Proposed by :  Poland

Seconded by :  France

Vote Passed, 6 votes for. 

Motion 14

All east African territory between Egypt and Rhodesia.  

Proposed by :  Italy

Seconded by : Britain

Vote Failed, 3 votes for, 1 against, 2 abstentions

Motion 15

The state of Bosnia , Albania and Bulgaria. To become part of Serbia

Proposed by : Serbia

Seconded by : France

Vote Failed, 2 votes for, 1 against, 3 abstentions 

Motion 16

The Turkish Empire should give up the land populated by the majority of non-Turks as independent states to govern themselves.

Proposed by  : USA

Seconded by : Serbia

Vote Passed 6 votes

Motion 17

The state of Bosnia, Albania, and Bulgaria to become part of Serbia

Proposed by: Serbia

Seconded by: France 

Vote Failed, 2 votes, 1 against, 3 abstentions

Motion 18

Return of Alsace-Lorraine.  Gain of southern Rhineland (not including Belgium, Netherlands border)

Proposed by: France 

Seconded by: Serbia 

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 2 abstentions

Motion  19

To create the independent state of Finland, with capital Helsinki and borders defined by the former Russian border and a line north of St. Petersburg along the Suir River and between the White Sea and the Lake Lonega. 

Proposed by: Poland

Seconded by: USA

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 20

The Slavic states of Bosnia, Albania, Slovenia and Croatia should become part of the country of Serbia.

Proposed by: Serbia

Seconded by: USA

Vote Failed, defense to contradictory of motion 8, Slavic states do not exist

Motion 21

All countries should withdraw their national armies from foreign countries.

Proposed by: USA 

Seconded by: Serbia 

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 abstention

Motion 22

Creation of DMZ between France and Germany under the LoN control.  From Bremen to Munich.

Proposed by: France 

Seconded by: USA 

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 23

Island of Cyprus to become part of the British Empire to improve trade with Middle and far East.

Proposed by: Britain 

Seconded by: Italy 

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 abstention

Motion 24

Italy to gain all ex-German colonies, including but not limited to Togo part of Kaiser Wilhelmland.  Samoa and all land ruled by their former empire.

Proposed by: Italy

Seconded by: Britain

Vote Failed, 2 votes, 4 against

Motion 25

The British colonies should become members of the British commonwealth instead of an Empire.

Proposed by: Britain 

Seconded by: Italy 

Vote Failed, Empathetic Error: the Motion or Amendment assumes an attitude of mind inconsistent with that of the original participants of the Paris Peace Conference.

Motion 26

Areas with high Slavic ethnicity, including Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Albania will become under Serb control of these Albania should have a plebiscite to decide whether they should become part of Serbia.  Italy should have control over the Dalm. coast as far south as Spalnto but not including.  35 miles inland along the coast. 

Proposed by: Serbia 

Seconded by: USA 

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 2 abstentions

Motion  27

Navy and air force to be shared between the victors

Proposed by France

Seconded by Britain

Vote  Failed, 4 votes, 2 abstentions

Motion 28

Britain to take control of German navy and hand over 2 or 3 ships to Poland

Proposed by Britain

Seconded by Poland

Vote Failed, 6 votes,

Motion 29

Change Poland's name to United States of Poland and it's commonwealth

Proposed by Poland

Seconded by U.S.A

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 30

To divide Austria-Hungary into independant states (to be annexed later by the victors)

Proposed by Serbia

Seconded by Poland

Vote Failed, 6 votes

Motion 31

The status of all colonies will be reviewed and the wishes of the local people will be considered (as part of the idea of self determination)

Proposed by U.S.A

Seconded by Poland

Vote Failed, 2 votes, 3 against, 1 abstention

Motion 32

Share the German navy and air force amongst the victors in proportion to the size of their state and reduce the German army to 10,000 men.

Proposed by Britain

Seconded by France

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 abstention

Motion 33

Italy will annex Persia in order to develop Italian Industry. This will help combat communism

Proposed by Italy

Seconded by Britain

Vote Failed, 2 votes, 4 abstentions

Motion 34

The rest of east Prussia, West Prussia and to be given to new Polish Commonwealth

Proposed by Poland

Seconded by France

Vote Failed, 4 votes, 2 abstentions

Motion (Amendment) 35

Reparations (financial and/or industrial) to the value of 1.5 billion to be paid to Serbia to support and rebuild Serbia and the new Serbian states

Proposed by Serbia

Seconded by France

Vote Failed, 2 for, 3 against, 1 abstention

Motion (Amendment) 36

League of nations should be a democratic body of countries with all countries who support democratic means of governing. Creation of a league of Nations army (International army) to protect countries which need support.

Proposed by U.S.A

Seconded by Italy

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 2 abstentions

Motion 37

Hamburg and north will be given to France

Proposed by France

Seconded by Britain

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 abstention

Motion 38

Italy to receive Abyssinia to expand empire and to make their economy bigger

Proposed by: Italy 

Seconded by: Britain 

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 1 against, 1 abstention

Motion 39

Prussia, west Prussia, Posen and Silesia to be added to Poland

Proposed by: Poland 

Seconded by: France 

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 against

 

Motion 40

The creation of the state of Czechoslovakia which will become a mandate of Serbia in order to help build its economy and infrastructure.

Proposed by:  Serbia 

Seconded by: France 

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 2 against 

 

Motion 41

All colonies and countries which can support themselves with working, democratic government  should given independence.  

Proposed by: USA 

Seconded by:  Poland 

Vote Failed, 2 votes, 4 against

Motion 42

5 billion reparations paid by Germany shared out corresponding on the human, structure and economic percentage of loss between the victors.

Proposed by:  France 

Seconded by: Britain 

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 against

Motion 43

Britain to gain Cameroons, South West Africa and East Africa and France to gain Togo and Kaiser Wilhelm land.  (Germany's colonies)

Proposed by: Britain 

Seconded by: France 

Vote Passed, 5 votes, 1 against.  

Motion 44

LoN armed force to restore rightful authority in Russia and remove Bolsheviks by force. 

Proposed by: Poland 

Seconded by: France 

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 45

Czechoslovakia will be given a plebiscite as to whether it wants to remain a mandate or not after a period of 20 years.

Proposed by:  Serbia 

Seconded by: USA 

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 46

The USA will loan Germany 500 million pounds to pay for the first serious of reparation to allow Germany's economy to recover.

Proposed by: USA 

Seconded by: Serbia 

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 47

Trials to condemn Kaiser Wilhelm Government (military and political leaders).

Proposed by: France

Seconded by: Britain

Vote Passed, 6 votes

Motion 48

Share the Austria-Hungary navy and air force amongst the victors in proportion to the size of their state and reduce the Austria-Hungary army to 10,000 men.

Proposed by: Britain

Seconded by: Italy

Vote Passed, 4 votes, 2 against

Motion 49

Split up the territory in the Adriatic sea region - Tyrol, Dalmatia and Istria

Proposed by: Italy

Seconded by: Britain

Vote Failed Contradictory to the previous motion

Motion 50

Serbia take control of Romania as a LON mandat, with all countries having access to parts in Black sea to improve trade. Plebite after 10 years

Proposed by: Serbia

Seconded by: U.S.A

Vote Failed, 3 for, 1 against, 2 abstentions

 

Motion 51

DMZ to be extended up to and going down from hamburg

Proposed by: France

Seconded by: Poland

Vote Failed, 2 for, 3 against, 1 abstention

 

Motion 52

Ottoman empire to be given to italy

Proposed by: Serbia

Seconded by: Poland

Vote Failed 1, 3, 2

 

 



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