Post-war Europe was totally different from that which it was in 1914. Gone were the empires of the Hollenzollerns in Germany, the Hapsburgs in Austria-Hungary, and the Romanovs in Russia. As Prime Minister of Britain, Lloyd George was one of the main architects of the new order in the Continent at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. He tried to curb the plans in the Treaty of Versailles to make Germany "pay" for the war because of the strong desire of revenge, especially in France. However, his advice was not heeded to a large extent; and at the same time he tried to ensure that Britain was not left behind in gaining any spoils of war.