The Pros And Cons Of The League Of Nations

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President Woodrow Wilson established America’s goal for joining World War I as “making the world safe for democracy.” At the conclusion of the War, President Wilson declared fourteen principles for peace to be used during the Paris Peace Conference, called the Fourteen Points. The most important of these points was the final point: a general association of nations with the guarantees of political and territorial independence and security. As the Peace Conference progressed, more nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles and joined the League of Nations, the embodiment of President Wilson’s fourteenth point. However, Senate the United States, from President Wilson’s own country, did not ratify the treaty.
President Wilson also believed that “An overwhelming majority of the American people is in favor of the League of Nations.” The American public also had an influence, albeit a minor one, on the
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From the 9,051,507 independent newspapers in circulation: 3,648,141 favored; 2,955,706 did not favor, and 2,447,660 were conditional. The conditional option generally referred to changes being made to the Treaty involving compromises between America and the rest of the World. Of these, there were 4,957,348 Democratic newspapers in circulation: 4,327,052 supported ratification; 121,912 did not support, and 508,384 were conditional. There were also 6,996,937 Republican newspapers in circulation: 1,911,256 supported; 1,249,264 did not support, and 3,836,417 were conditional. From this data, there was no evidence of definite and overwhelming dislike of the League of Nations, but there was evidence of conflict regarding ratification with or without changes being made to the

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