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Chapter 23 Pages 628-638The Search for a New World Order -The Fourteen PointsWilson’s Fourteen Points addressed 3 areas: self-determination and new boundaries; new international governance laws including freedom of the seas, an end to secret treaties, free trade, determination of colonial claims; league of nations to implement points and resolve future disagreements. Fourteen Points also effort to combat Bolshevik (Lenin) aspiration to lead new postwar world order the US established itself thru points. -Early ObstaclesWilson hoped popular support would help garner Allied support for points,However, most Allies so decimated by war and so bitter against Germany that they did not wish to be generous to German Prime Minister Lloyd George and French Premier Georges Clemenceau determined to gain compensation. At home Wilson and Democrats lost control of Congress to Republicanmajorities in the 1918 election, domestic economic issues and Republican opposition weakened his position-The Paris Peace ConferenceBig four nations to negotiate treaty were Germany, France, Italy, and USWilson’s idealism met by an effort by other nations to improve own

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