ChangMMW6OutlineLectureThree2010

ChangMMW6OutlineLectureThree2010 - Week One Lecture ThreeA...

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Week One Lecture Three—A Liberal Peace? Key questions to consider: 1) How did old continental enmities compromise the Paris Treaties? 2) Did the new internationalism symbolized by the League of Nations collide or coincide with the aims of Neo-Imperialism? 3) What ultimately became of Wilson’s proclamation of a ―world made safe for democracy‖? I) Wilson’s ―Peace Without Victors‖ vs. European Realpolitik a) American Prominence After the War i) Britain and France achieved at best a pyrrhic victory ii) U.S. lucrative wartime role as arms supplier to the Allies b) Ideal vs. Pragmatic Agenda i) ―Make the world safe for democracy‖ ii) ―Fourteen Points‖ (1) Justified the U.S. compulsion to enter war (2) Assurance of the freedom of the seas (Articles II and III) (3) Allowance for self-determination (Article V, Point III) (a) Called for ―an absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims‖ c) Clash with Realities of Post–war Europe i) The Divergent Aims of the ―Big Four‖
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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ChangMMW6OutlineLectureThree2010 - Week One Lecture ThreeA...

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