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Did Woodrow Wilson support the League of Nations?

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demon300 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM via web

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Did Woodrow Wilson support the League of Nations?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 19, 2012 at 11:22 PM (Answer #1)

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Woodrow Wilson absolutely did support the League of Nations.  In fact, the League was essentially his idea.  The last of the Fourteen Points he put forward after WWI was about creating something like the League that would be dedicated to ensuring that all countries would have their territorial and political integrity guaranteed.  The League would protect countries from being attacked by others.  Wilson pushed hard for the creation of the League of Nations and he pushed hard (though unsuccessfully) for the United States to participate in that organization.  Wilson is the historical figure most connected to the League of Nations.

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britt1310 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 7, 2012 at 8:15 AM (Answer #2)

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Woodrow Wilson wanted to create the League of Nations in order to prevent wars that might happen in the future. " The German delegation was horrified because it imposed harsh reparations that Germany could not fulfill. Its economy was nearly bankrupt, and morale was low. The Allies also drew up treaties with the other defeated powers (Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Turkey, and Bulgaria) that left the powers weakened and impoverished."

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