Ending A War

Treaty of Versailles

What are the Fourteen Points?

Following WWI President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session in congress. He set forth the guidelines in which he thought would promote and keep peace among the world.

The Fourteen Points:

  1. No more secret Alliance
  2. Free navigation of all seas
  3. An end to all economic barriers between countries
  4. Countries should reduce their weapon numbers
  5. All decisions dealing with colonies should be impartial
  6. The German Army should be removed from Russia/ Russia should be left to decide political set-up
  7. Belgium would be independent just like before the war
  8. France should be liberated and allowed to have Alsace-Lorraine
  9. All Italians should be allowed to live in Italy
  10. Self-Determination should be allowed for those living in Austria-Hungary
  11. Self-Determination and Independence should be allowed to those living in the Balkan states
  12. The Turkish people should be governed by the Turkish government. Non-Turks in the old Turkish Empire should govern themselves
  13. A independent Poland should have access to the Sea
  14. A league of Nations should be created in order to guarantee political and territorial independence

League of Nations

League of Nations

The league of nations came into eone of the exsistence right after world war I. It was one of the fourteen points most dear to Woodrow. Its purpose was to keep the world from breaking out into another war.