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What was the success of Woodrow Wilson's 14 points?

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Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points outline a plan for peace after World War I ended. The leaders of the Allies felt that most of the ideas contained in the Fourteen Points were very idealistic. They felt that Woodrow Wilson was somewhat naïve since the United States didn’t have to deal directly with the threat posed by Germany the Central Powers on a daily basis. These leaders wanted to severely punish Germany to prevent the occurrance of another world war.

The most important point was the Fourteenth Point. This called for the creation of the League of Nations, which would be a worldwide organization designed to prevent future wars by having countries take their disputes to the League of Nations. Though the League of Nations was created, it ultimately failed because the United States never joined it. Concerns existed in the United States that it would drag the country into wars that it had no interest in fighting. Thus, the key aspect of Wilson’s plan was not successful.

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