9.10.8 -- Wilsonian Internationalism II
WWI was supposed to be a war to end all wars; create a new world order conducive to American interests.
John Reed, a communist, supported Wilson, as did Max Eastman, Upton Sinclair (wrote The Jungle), Jane Add-
ams. WIlson took from these progressive individuals. Vital to Wilson’s reelection in 1916. Wanted a progres-
sive era outside the USA. Centred around the moral sense of IR community.
the US economically. This went against all of Wilsonianism.
Menshevicks oust the Tsar. Led by Alexander Kerensky. Bolshevicks overthrow the Menshevicks. Wilson
liked the Menshevicks (would continue the war, democraticer than the tsars), but was afraid of the Bolshevicks.
–capitalist mode of production and distribution.
–conducive to American economic interests.
NOVEMBER 11, 1918: Peace in our Time
Wilson attends in person for 6 months. Poor decision politically: if things went south, he was fucked. Also,
made the treaty a domestic issue. Pissed off many Republicans, and also some democrats. Republicans won the
Clemenceau (conservative), Vittorio Orlando (Italian, represented the smaller powers)