Woodrow Wilson 's The War Essay

1368 Words Nov 9th, 2016 6 Pages
On November 11, 1918, after four grueling years, the war to end all wars finally comes to an end. It is on this day that the Allies and Germany sign a ceasefire that is the beginning of the end of the Great War. Over 20 million people die, making it one of the deadliest conflicts in world history . Aside from November 11th being the last day of the war, because of an inability to communicate with many parts of the Western Front the fighting from the Trenches continues. In fact, this means, that while the heavens are celebrating the end of a global war, several hundreds of people are still casualties to the warfare. While many are still dying in the Trenches, the governments, such as Woodrow Wilson, the President of the United States looks forward to the Paris Peace Conference to restore political independence and territorial integrity. Prior to the end of World War I, on January 8, 1918, Woodrow Wilson delivers to a joint session of Congress in the United States his Fourteen Points Speech, which is the blueprint for world peace that is a part of peace negotiations after World War I. President Wilson believes, the fourteen points, will form the basis for an equal and lasting world peace. In the speech, Wilson directly addresses what he perceives as the causes for the world war by calling for the ending of secret treaties, a reduction in armaments, an adjustment in colonial claims in the interests of both native people and colonists, and freedom of the sea .
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