Thank you. Forgive your grandparents: a focus on your own problems, to the exclusion of those of others, is a very common human trait.
I infer that Setanta is rejecting a notion, accepted by some, that the Treaty signed in Versailles was the work of a conspiracy by Lloyd George and Clemenceau to destroy Germany and , at least keep it subservient to the then triumphal British & French Empires, and that this alone set the stage for WWII. I don't buy that argument, and, if this is indeed Setanta's point, we agree.
However, the Fact remain that Lloyd George & Clemenceau were indeed the decision makers in the Paris negotiations, wielding great power over matters like the redrawing of borders in Europe, the reconstruction of the remains of the former Ottoman Empire, and adjudicating the various claims for reparations among the parties. It takes nothing more than the observation that they faced little external restraint (apart from each other) in making these decisions, and that, as a direct consequence, their self interest would likely prevail in the outcome. This, I believe, is the central point.
Our President Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points" created a bit of excitement and expectation among those likely to be subject to the then ongoing Treaty negotiations, but he was no more effective in pursuing them than he was later in selling his League of Nations to the U.S. Senate. There were however a number of fascinating anecdotes involving the Paris negotiations. The very effective lobbying of Queen Marie of Romania that gave her country large disputed territiories formerly a part of Hungary and the Empire. The Japanese delegation, in pursuit of recognition from the West as a major power ( during the war the British had given them license to seize all the German island possessions in the Pacific) proposed a clause in the treaty rejecting racism, and through it their desired recognition. It was rejected by the decision makers. A future leader of Vietman, Ho Chi Minh, was also present in a minor role proposing some autonomy for Vietnam, then a French colony. That too was ignored.
Though it was not formally a pert of the treaty the leaders of Britain and France also completed the arrangements they had begun before the war for the division of the Spoils of the former Ottoman Empire in the Middle East, thereby opening a door to unrest that continues today.