Woodrow Wilson 's Influence On American Ideology And Interests

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President Woodrow Wilson presented the Fourteen Points in 1918 during his speech to Congress with hopes to have a solid plan accepted believing to be vital to the restoration of Europe in the post war world. The issues at hand required the neutral nation to make a stance for the weaker and more vulnerable countries that could not necessarily fend for themselves in the Great War. The most famous derivative from the Fourteen Points of Woodrow Wilson is indeed the world-renowned United Nations, which replaced the League of Nations after World War Two. To this day, historians have debated the President’s motives and intentions in writing the post war plan and the limitations to have a more controlled world order. After having analysed multiple interpretations of various historians, I argue that President Woodrow Wilson’s famous intervention now known as the fourteen points is indeed a direct example and expression of American ideology and interests. The United States essentially acted out as the big brother to other nations and unified them in what he sought to be the most acceptable, reasonable and efficient way possible at the time. The plans for the restoration of the European and somewhat international economy and the protection of the minorities in Europe were oddly enough in the faith of the United States, and the reflection of international forces and pressures on U.S policy was in full effect. Unfortunately, the United States Senate did not approve their membership and
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