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Fourteen Points

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Fourteen Points, war objectives for the United States, proposed by President Woodrow Wilson in Jan. 1918, incorporated in the armistice of Nov. 1918. The points were that there should be open covenants of peace, freedom of the seas, abolition of trade barriers, general disarmament, settlement of colonial claims, evacuation of conquered Russian territories, evacuation and restoration of Belgium, return of Alsace-Lorraine to France, readjustment of Italian frontiers, autonomy for the subject peoples of Austria and Hungary, guarantees for the integrity of Serbia, Montenegro, and Romania, autonomy for the subject peoples of the Ottoman Empire, an independent Poland, and a general association of nations. These points formed the basis of the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations.

See also: Wilson, Woodrow; World War I.

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