Fourteen Points

The United States had joined the Allied Powers in fighting the Central Powers on April 6, 1917 in World War I. Its entry into the war had in part been due to Germany’s resumption of submarine warfare against merchant ships trading with France and Britain.

The Fourteen Points was a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for peace negotiations in order to end World War I. The principles were outlined in a January 8, 1918 speech on war aims and peace terms to the United States Congress by President Woodrow Wilson. Europeans generally welcomed Wilson’s points[1] but his main Allied colleagues (Georges Clemenceau of France, David Lloyd George of the United Kingdom, and Vittorio Orlando of Italy) were skeptical of the applicability of Wilsonian idealism.

There were three section on the 14 points
1. Diplomatic issues(I-V)
2. Territorial issues(VI-XIII)
3. League of Nations(XIV)

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