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Fourteen Points, The

noun
1.
a statement of the war aims of the Allies, made by President Wilson on January 8, 1918.
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Fourteen Points

plural noun
1.
the principles expounded by President Wilson in 1918 as war aims of the US
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Fourteen goals of the United States in the peace negotiations after World War I. President Woodrow Wilson announced the Fourteen Points to Congress in early 1918. They included public negotiations between nations, freedom of navigation, free trade, self-determination for several nations involved in the war, and the establishment of an association of nations to keep the peace. The “association of nations” Wilson mentioned became the League of Nations. (See also Treaty of Versailles.)

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