Making the World “Safe for Democracy”: Woodrow Wilson Asks for War (1917) # 2

Making the World “Safe for Democracy”: Woodrow Wilson Asks for War (1917) # 2

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Glinda J. Martin History 1302 Instructor Dr. Olivares April 18, 2016 Making the World “Safe for Democracy”: Woodrow Wilson Asks for War (1917) 1.What changes in the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world does Wilson foresee emerging from World War I ? Neutrality is no longer feasible or desirable where the peace of the world is involved and the freedom of its peoples, and the menace to that peace and freedom lies in the existence of autocratic governments backed by organized force which is controlled wholly by their will, not by the will of their people" Wilson saw an end to this war and the wars to come that the United States could not remain neutral when it came to getting involved. It seems that he knew that the America would Fight against Germany and combat the forces of autocratic governments and ultimately triumph in the name of liberty. This was how Wilson understood this needed to happen. There was no inherent interest for the United States, but American entrance into the Great War was a bene²t for the whole world. The world must be
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