Woodrow Wilson: Fourteen Points

(1918)

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Impact

Wilson's Fourteen Points won him acclaim around the globe. People from all walks of life welcomed Wilson's vision of an international system based on shared mutual interests and collective security. The Fourteen Points became the moral standard to which liberals and Socialists rallied. In the United States most progressive leaders embraced Wilson's ideas. Even Lenin, who later denounced Wilson's ideas as bourgeois and capitalist, responded positively and arranged the distribution...