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Lecture 2

HIST 0865 Lecture 2: Revolutions

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HIST 0865
Eric J Perinovic

9/18 Revolutions Major Argument The settlement of World War 1 marked the beginning of the end for empires, even though it was designed by, and in many cases meant to strengthen empires Key Terms Woodrow Wilson The Decree on Peace The War Guilt Clause The Mandate System The debate between structure and contingency The historical debate over the power of individuals to change major world storylines Woodrow Wilson and the development off a new international order Important aims: Peace without victory Self-determination Every nation of people should be independent and autonomous The equality of nations By nation, Wilson meant ethnic nation Generally mean white, European nation Free trade and freedom of the seas Believed greater commercial ties would lead to greater international cooperation Called for the creation of an international organization to maintain this new order As opposed to alliances 1917 - Important events for Wilson Americas entry into WW1 Gave America an practical stake in the outcome of the war Wilson gained leverage over the outcome Russian Revolution Russia withdraws from WW1
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