Paris Peace Conference, 1919
It is 1919, the armistice ceasing World War One has been signed, and it is now time for states to congregate and discuss what is to be done regarding the global economy, the question of world peace, the future of inter-state relations. The Paris Peace Conference committee will provide delegates with the opportunity to return to this pivotal moment in history and discuss the myriad of challenges being faced by the entire global community. By discussing multi-faceted and contentious topics relating to treaties, sanctions, self-determination, collective security, and the changing mentality surrounding war, delegates will need to decide what must be done to re-establish world order and assess the viability of peace and cooperation in this disintegrating multipolar system.
Specifically, delegates will have to debate 3 major topics that will define the rest of human history. First, will be what is to be done with Germany, it’s forces, it’s colonies, and it’s cities. This topic is incredibly divise and delegates will have to navigate the same challenges as policy makers in 1919 of what is too strict and too soft. Second, delegates will have to debate on Wilson’s 14th point about international cooperation. Such an organization has a myriad of implications for the world political, social, and economic order. How such an organization is to be created is up to the delegates. Finally, delegates will have to define an idea that shapes the fundamentals of international politics, sovereignty. How a state protects itself and is defined will have to be concretely defined in order to ensure the stability of the world order following 1919.