HIST2005WK4Assgn - Monumental Documents Monumental Documents Matthew Baumann Walden University Devan Bissonette HIST 2005 World History 1900-1945 2

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Monumental Documents Monumental Documents Matthew Baumann Walden University Devan Bissonette HIST 2005: World History 1900-1945 3-20-2019
2 Monumental Documents The Treaty of Versailles was written with Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points as a foundation. It was used as a base for the terms of Germany’s surrender. When Wilson wrote the Fourteen Points document his number one priority was world peace (Encyclopedia, 2008). Wilson also called for peace without annexations but included reparations from the defeated countries. These reparations included dividing the surrendering countries territories. The glaring weakness to Wilson’s fourteen points is that it didn’t include anything that would inspire nationalism. Nothing that is written would help them further their own interest, instead it focuses more on being kind to other nations with the intent of world peace. The strengths to the Fourteen points are interesting to me as they mostly consist of point five on how to dismantle European Empires. This is with the intention of establishing new states

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