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How much did the post war aims of the victors agree or disagree with Woodrow Wilson's 14 points?

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´╗┐Omar Al Harfan IB History Mr. Boris Todorov How much did the post war aims of the victors agree or disagree with the 14 points? The major powers after World War 1 had different desires for how the losing nations were to be treated. President Woodrow Wilson of the United States stated 14 points that he felt should be looked at and followed for international affairs. The major powers followed some of these points but not the rest. The United States wanted equality for all nations as was stated by Wilson?s 14 points. They wanted everyone to be able to have the ability to choose which nationality they wanted to belong to. ...read more.

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Lloyd George, the British PM did not want long term British commitments in central Europe, but was pressured into getting as large a sum of reparations as Germany could pay. Germany also had to accept the war guilt clause according to the Brits. Britian wanted to reconcile with Germany rather than for Germany to want to get revenge. Britian did not agree with the first 3 points since it wanted to to have the strongest trade, which was strengthened even more by the fact that German economy was strained. It also wanted the most powerful navy which would go against free navigation of seas which wanted all countries to have the ability to have a naval power. ...read more.

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Japan was given more power in the Pacific but it did not get the racial clause it wanted. It also took Manchuria under madate. The 5 major powers of the time followed certain aspects of the treaty such as giving Poland independence and liberating Belgium and even returned parts of the former Russian territories to the Soviet Union. They did not follow other aspects of the 14 points that President Woodrow Wilson presented, but they tried to follow the simpler ones like giving all nations access to seas which was the second point. No nation would disarm though and this had a major impact on the start of World War 2 which point 4 asked for, along with taking self-determination away from certain people. ...read more.

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