DAVID LLOYD GEORGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
WHO/ A British Liberal politician and statesman, he would be remembered for introducing Britain's social welfare system, his leadership in helping win the Great War, his efforts in the Paris Peace Conference and the partitioning of Ireland between North and South. David Lloyd George would be the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1916 and 1922.
WHEN/ January 17, 1863 - March 26, 1945
WHERE/ Born in Manchester, England, UK to Welsh parents. Died in Caernarfonshire, Wales, UK.
INTERESTING FACT/ To this day, he is still the only British Prime Minister to have been Welsh and spoken English as a second language.
GEORGES CLEMENCEAU OF FRANCE
WHO/ A French politician, physician, and journalist who served as Prime Minister of France on two occasions, between 1906 and 1909, then again from 1917 to 1920. Georges Clemenceau would be remembered for reclaiming Alsace-Lorraine to become French territory, his efforts in the Paris Peace Conference, and pushing for severe restrictions upon Germany in the Treaty of Versailles.
WHEN/ September 28, 1841 - November 24, 1929.
WHERE/ Born in Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France. Buried at Mouchamps.
INTERESTING FACT/ During the way to a Paris Peace Conference meeting, Georges Clemenceau was shot at in his car, where he was hit between the ribs with the bullet, only just missing his vital organs. Too dangerous to remove, the bullet remained inside him for the rest of his life. Clemenceau often joked of the assassin's bad marksmanship -“We have just won the most terrible war in history, yet here is a Frenchman who misses his target 6 out of 7 times at point-blank range. Of course this fellow must be punished for the careless use of a dangerous weapon and for poor marksmanship. I suggest that he be locked up for eight years, with intensive training in a shooting gallery."
WOODROW WILSON OF THE UNITED STATES
WHO/ An American politician, who served as the President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Woodrow Wilson would last two terms in power, with his second term being dominated by America's entry into the Great War, where America would support Britain, France and other allies with billions of dollars worth of financial aid. Wilson would assist the homefront during the Great War, by raising income tax, the purchase of Liberty Bonds, promoted labour union cooperation and established the War Industries Board. Wilson would be remembered for his efforts during the Great War, and his role in the Paris Peace Conference, where his 'Fourteen Points' would inspire the formation of the League of Nations, for which he would recieve a Nobel Peace Prize for in 1919.
WHEN/ December 28, 1856 - February 3, 1924
WHERE/ Born in Staunton, Virginia. Died in Washington D.C, and was laid to rest at the Washington National Cathedral.
INTERESTING FACT/ Although his 'Fourteen Point' Plan was very popular among the European nations, it was not widely supported by the American public, and would never join the League of Nations.
The 'Big Three' would have the world's weight on their shoulders as they would lead the discussions to shape the future of Europe.