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Unformatted text preview: Karna Upadhyay American Foreign Policy Assignment 3 September 29, 2009 Wilsons 14 Points I would characterize President Woodrow Wilsons famous 14 points speech as being highly idealistic. Not only does Wilson encourage the concept of international diplomacy to bring an end to the war, Wilsons speech is the bedrock for the formation of the League of Nations and its offspring, the United Nations. Although I see the 14 points as being primarily concerned with political issues, there are a lot of economic issues that are addressed either at face value of more subtly in the speech. The most important aspect of the speech, which in my eyes is largely political (however it is very difficult to separate economic interests from political interests), is Wilsons call for the organization and assembly of what would later be known as the League of Nations. Wilson states that A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great...
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course POLISCI 1104 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '09 term at MATC Madison.
- Spring '09