`` Peace Without Victory `` By Thomas J. Wilson

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In August 1914, Europe descended into war, without the support of U.S. Wilson refuses to get involve in the European conflict, until German forced Wilson to declare war on the central powers because of German’s declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare. When the war ended in November 11, 1918, Wilson negotiated a covenant for the League of Nation that he believed would sustain a world order. However at home, the congress rejected the League of Nations. Now, Wilson is admired by some scholars while hated by others. Some has praised him for his vision, while others criticized him for his impractical ideal.
Thomas J Knock of Southern Methodist University delivers an argument that somewhat sympathizes with Wilson’s attempt at achieving the idea of “peace without victory”. Meanwhile Robert W. Tucker of the Johns Hopkins University criticized Wilson for his impractical idea. He believes that Wilson was under the delusion of his “peace without victory”, which is not possible in war. This idea does not match America’s national security need, as German continues to harass Americans in the sea. Lastly, Erez Manela of Harvard University shifts the focus from the developed world to the underdeveloped world, the colonies and examined how Wilisonianism impacted them. The colonist was disappointed when they found out that Wilson was a bigot that did not include the “uncivilized” in his grand plan. Manela argues that Afro-Asian lack the capacity for self-government and will be better
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