World War I

by Edward Paice

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Should any new countries have been created from the former Central Powers after WWI?

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I believe that it was right to make some new countries out of the territories of the Central Powers.  This is true because of the fact that the Central Powers (in particular the Ottomans and Austria-Hungary) had empires that were full of ethnic groups that did not want to be ruled by those powers.  I agree with Woodrow Wilson that it is better for ethnic groups to be able, as much as possible, to have their own countries.  Therefore, it was a good thing to break up the empires and allow people like the Czechs and the Poles to rule themselves.

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