Wanted Germany punished for their actions in expanding the war, but wanted Germany to recover economically so they could contribute to European trade and avoid the spread of communism.
Still upset from the Franco-Prussian War, France had the largest agenda against Germany at the Conference
President Woodrow Wilson and the US Congress developed 14 Points for peace with no victor, aimed at ensuring there would be no further conflict.
Italy switched sides during the war after they were promised territory if they didn’t aid the Germans.
Germany wanted to avoid blame for the entire war so they could focus on rebuilding their economy back home.