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Clemenceau

Georges Clemenceau




Early Life:
-Born on September 28th, 1841 in Vendee, France
-Benjamin Clemenceau, his father, was a supporter of the 1848 revolution and was his sons role model.
-Georges grew up strongly believing in Republican views.



Education:
            -Trained to be a doctor.
-Not much else is known about his education and schooling.



Achievements:
           -With a group of students, he wrote Le Travail. This was seized by the police and Georges  
spent 73 days in prison.
-After he was released, he started to write a journal called Le Matin, but then he got
in trouble with the authorities and was forced to stop.
-After finishing his medical studies, he went to go and live and New York.
-He was amazed by the amount of freedom that the people had, both politically and
            socially.
            -Worked as a teacher in Stanford, Connecticut
            -Eventually married one of his students and had three children.  However, the marriage                                                                    
            did not work out.
            -When he returned, he was elected as a Radical Republican deputy in the National
            Assembly. (1871)
            -Was re-elected to the National Assembly. (1876)
            -In 1902, he became a senator, and four years later, he was appointed minister of home
            affairs.
            -Became Frances Prime Minister. (1907-1910)
              -Under the presidency of Raymond Poincare, he was appointed Prime Minister for a
            second time. (1917-1920)
            -Was Minister of War in World War One.


Major Accomplishments:
            -He voted against peace terms demanded by Germany in 1871.
            -Because of his aggressive debating style, Clemenceau was given the nickname of the
            Tiger.
            -He ruthlessly suppressed any popular strikes and demonstrations. As Prime Minister, he        
            was marked by his hostility towards socialists.
            -During WW1, he clamped down on politicians calling for peace and punished them.
            -Insisted that the French Army lead the offensive against the German Army in 1918.
            -Pushed the war vigorously until the final victory.
            -Was never satisfied with the Versailles Treaty. He, like most other French citizens, believed
            the Germans were treated too easily. He disagreed with Woodroe Wilson.
            -Wrote the book The Grandeur and Misery of Victory. In it, he predicted that their would
            be further conflict with Germany. He said that 1940 would be the year of the gravest
            danger.
            -Died on November 24th,1929 in Paris , France.



Hobbies:
               -Writing, medical studies