As a corrective, Wilson advances he “Fourteen Points”
Articulated in a speech to Congress on January 1918. Isolationist, it meant that the US didn’t have any
allies and didn’t get involved in the wars weren’t in their national interest.
Provided justification for the American war effort. Why it was justified to spend the money that they spent,
and why is justified that the US should play an important role in the Int. system. He believed that peace was
indivisible, any conflict that happened in any state would then affect the whole international system. So it
was important to make sure everyone had peace so it would not affect all of us. For this to happen America
had to be involved.
Provided the basis upon which a new world order was to be created. The new world order are supposed to
be based upon Wilson’s 14 points.
He called for:
“open covenants openly arrived at” everything is for everyone to see so that fear is not created in order
countries when they wonder what is happening
Freedom of the seas in peace and war
Removal of economic trade barriers
Arms reductions. The world is going to be a better place f there are less arms.
Creation of a League of Nations to keep the peace and guarantee the sovereignty and territorial integrity of
great and small alike. Creation of IGOs. A general membership organization, that would include the great
powers and many other states. There they would collaborate and talk about conflicts of interests before
taking more serious measures including war.
Dissolution of Empires: Especially the European empires. One step towards decolonization.
Direct and meaningful consultation with the people concerned
Right of national selfdetermination. Antidemocratic creates alienation and resentment. The process didn’t
include the dissolution of the British empire, the American empire, it included however, the dissolution of the
Ottoman, Austrian, German empires. The Mandate system, which has control over the formerly German
and Ottoman territories, The