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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Fourteen Points of Wilson (1918)

Joachim Schwietzke

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 December 2019

World War I to World War II — Act of state — Peace treaties — Neutrality and non-alignment — Disarmament

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 World War I between the Allied Powers—principally France, Great Britain, and Russia , with which the United States of America (‘US’) was associated—and the Central Powers—Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria—had lasted for more than three years when, on 8 January 1918, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, US President, in an address before a joint session of the two Houses of Congress expressed his programme for peace concentrated into 14 points (‘Fourteen Points of Wilson’; US Department of State Papers relating to the Foreign Relations of the United...
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