Monday, January 08, 2007

President Wilson's Fourteen Points

On this day, January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson announced his fourteen-point plan for peace and managing international relations.

Read Margaret MacMillan's award-winning history, PARIS 1919, to learn more about the tumultuous Versailles Peace Conference in which "peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries" in the wake of World War I. MacMillan explains what was at stake for historical figures as diverse as Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, John Maynard Keynes, Lawrence of Arabia and Ho Chi Minh. She also asserts that World War II cannot be blamed solely on the failures of Versailles.

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