Wilson's Fourteen Points

Topics: World War I, Woodrow Wilson, Treaty of Versailles Pages: 2 (405 words) Published: April 30, 2013
Wilson's fourteen PointsAshley Mita
History 2020
Wilson's Last Seven Points
The Fourteen Points were listed in a speech delivered by President Woodrow Wilson of the United States to the United States Congress on January 8, 1918. This speech was intended to reassure the country that the war was being fought for a good cause and for peace in Europe after World War I.  However, that was not necessarily correct, and later on caused more issues.

The eighth point Wilson discussed was that France was invaded by Germany, so this meant that the Germans are to be kicked out. However, by making this happen, this was just going to cause issues later down the road with Germany. The ninth point was that Italy was uniting under the fascist Mussolini. He was taking territories that were not necessarily Italian. Wilson wanted to limit his territories to those that were actually Italian in culture and language. The tenth point was that Austria-Hungary is a combined Germany. They were the ones that lost the war and would end up to be punished for it. The eleventh point pretty much sums up evacuating Romania, Serbia, Montenegro and give them independence. The twelfth point was security for the Turkish people. The thirteenth point sums up that a Polish state should be named for the Polish people. The fourteenth point, which is the last point Wilson made, refers to Wilson's desire to create a "League of Nations", and he stated that "a general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike." It was agreed in the Treaty of Versailles that "the Covenant of the League of Nations promote international co-operation... peace and security.'" The League was established, but it did not have a large amount of power, and it didn't function well enough to prevent international problems from occurring, or to resolve them when they occurred. Also,...
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