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America's Involvement And The Intentions Of Wilson’s Fourteen Point Plan

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Most of the World’s major Nations were in a state of turmoil from the year 1914-1918, during the conflict of World War I. This War to End all Wars began with the German’s pushing other European Nation’s buttons, including the progression of militarism, imperialism, nationalism, and the creation of alliances among all of the Nations. After the course of three years of grueling trench warfare the tide of the Germans was receding, and President Woodrow Wilson of the United States presented his famous Fourteen Points, in hope that he would direct all Nations to aspire for the establishment of world peace.
Wilson’s first proposal for the treaty among the Nations stated that no secret treaties ...view middle of the document...

because the Panama Canal would lose or reduce its toll. However, the increased influx of merchants would help create a better economy, with money flowing throughout America. However, I consider this point ironic, considering the continual disadvantages placed on farmers within the Nations, who have no power over the price of their income.
Fourth, the amount of arms in a Nation’s possession must be limited “to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety” during diplomatic crisis. This point was directly related to America, because during the development of the European “powder keg”, America was extremely out-armed. Wilson believed that if each Nation had substantial arms to defend during crisis, peace negotiations would be made much easier.
Point five states that Colonial claims obtained during the war should be centered upon the interests of colonial people and of the imperialistic powers. This point refers mainly to the land acquired by Germany, since they did obtain land, but were defeated, and in serious trouble. America didn’t really have a say in this affair, because they were to gain no land, and lost none either. However Wilson felt that it was his responsibility to keep the other Nations from completely ruining Germany’s economy, by being the mediator and taking reasonable amounts away from...

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