President Woodrow Wilson's Seventh Point Of The First World War

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Prior to World War I many nations increased their stockpiles of weapons and other instruments of warfare; therefore, the fourth point was to reduce armaments. Nations were expected to lower their armaments to a point that could be consistent with domestic safety. The fifth point was to decide a fair resolution for quarrels over colonial territory. Wilson was a proponent of self-determination, so colonies could have the right to their own future. The sixth point was to allow Russia to determine its own political stance and national policy. Nations must evacuate Russia and allow them to be independent in their future decisions. The seventh point was to evacuate and restore Belgian territory. Returning Belgium to its prior glory was essential, so international law would not be impaired. The eighth-point stated that France should be freed, and its prior territories restored. Also, a wrongdoing to France by Prussia in 1871 should be righted. This would return the territory of Alsace-Lorraine back to France.
The ninth point suggests that Italy’s borders need to be redrawn, but Wilson gives no input on the readjustment of Italy’s borders. For the tenth point Wilson recommends that the …show more content…

Instead, Küntay argues, “The European allies, victorious in the War, sought revenge and wanted to ensure their dominance on their rivals economically, militarily and politically, and devised the Treaty of Versailles accordingly to "punish" Germany, and forced it to make very important territorial concessions, pay reparations, and disarm, effectively crippling the country's war making capabilities.”7 The effects of the war on the Central Powers, mainly Germany, were immense, and very closely relate to why a second world war started. The Treaty of Versailles was meant to punish the Central Powers, but because of harsh conditions it caused a lot of

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