Woodrow Wilson and World War I Essay

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What role did Woodrow Wilson have in World War I?
Woodrow Wilson, our 23rd president, became involved in a war that he did not want any part of. Wilson wanted to remain neutral and have peace as in his first term of office. During World War I Wilson’s roles in the war became well known in all countries. Wilson wanted peace more than anything else. In seeking for peace Wilson asked Congress for the U.S. to enter World War I. which may not sound like a peace strategy but Wilson felt it was the only way to stop Germany and gain peace. Wilson wrote his speech for world peace, Fourteen Points, that he was probably most famous for. He attended and played an integral part in The Treaty of Versailles. He was the founder of the League of Nations,
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10. Division of Austria-Hungary.
11. Redrawing of Balkan boundaries.
12. Limitations on Turkey
13. Establishment of an independent Poland.
The last point was another broad issue and the particular favorite of Wilson:
14. Association of nations.
The Fourteen Points were distributed all over the world. On November 5, Wilson delivered the peace plan to the German government (http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1234.html). The Germans surrender November 11,1918 and expect a peace treaty under Wilson’s Fourteen Points. The war was now over. Many lives were loss because of the war. There was disease and starvation that killed ten million civilians. In addition, ten million soldiers were killed (http://www.polytechnic.org/faculty/gfeldmeth/chart.ww1.html).
Woodrow Wilson of America, David Lloyd George of Great Britain and Georges Clemenceau of France attended the signing of The Treaty of Versailles, which took place at Versailles Palace located close to Paris. The treaty was the peace settlement after World War I. After months of negotiation the treaty was signed June 28, 1919.
The treaty can be divided into territorial, military, financial and general sections. Land was taken away from Germany and given to France, Belgium, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. Germany’s military took a reduction. For
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