The Genoa Conference (1922)


It was suggested by British PM David Lloyd George and ran from 10th of April to 19th of May 1922.

The conference in which representatives of the 30 European countries met in Genoa, Italy, involved the discussion of easing the post-war economic problems and exploring ways to improve relations between Soviet Russia and European capitalist regimes.

Despite their political and diplomatic isolation, Germany and Soviet Russia were invited as Lloyd George believe their inclusion was vital to achieving the aim of the economic reconstruction of Europe.

The issue of aid to Russia and the "Restoration of Russia"

The issue of German reparations


Germany quickly withdrew from the conference after France refused to compromise, while the Russians felt increasingly isolated and wished to develop their relations with Germany, so they too, backed out of the negotiations.

The Genoa Conference was a failure; it achieved nothing.