Democracy Was Not The Global Result Of World War I

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Democracy was not the global result of World War I. The preceding argument is one many would make based on the fact that World War II occurred, demonstrating that democracy on a global stage could not have been possible. Otherwise, World War II would not have taken place. However, as one examines Woodrow Wilson’s “14 points” speech and assesses the world vision that Wilson put into his talking points, one begins to take a different approach, where the essential wheels were in motion following World War I, but began to sputter as the Axis powers gained momentum in the Second World War. Stability throughout Europe, with the hope of bringing democracy to the global environment was Wilson’s plan, where his mindset was to establish what had already been evident throughout the United States; his vision saw the world sharing this view. Democracy and self-determination were put into place in the United States and globally following the First World War as the majority continued to seek these values despite the barriers presented. As one considers the global environment during the period of the First and Second World Wars, the United States and Europe are clearly at the forefront. That is, while additional continents were under dictatorship and had no intention of changing their way of life, the Western World was dynamic in its ability to shape the global environment. In Ho Chi Mihn’s Petition to Woodrow Wilson, the North Vietnamese leader sought “Freedom of press and speech, Freedom…

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