The Problems Of President Woodrow Wilson's Peace Without Victory

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In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson released his “Peace Without Victory” around 2 months before the United States declared war on Germany. In it he talked about the role of the US in foreign matter and how the war should go down with discussion and not obliteration of the other side. Both fortunately and unfortunately, his ideas were passed over and the US declared war on the Central Powers. One of the problems (or solution depending on how you see it) addressed the role of the US in Europe and other countries. Wilson saw the US as the “Negotiator” in the middle settling disputes between the countries. Wilson wanted the US to unite the European powers but with a catch. He suggested that all of their weapons should be removed or they should give them to a united military. He also suggested that the whole world should follow this rule which Congress and other countries opposed. Wilson wanted the US to be the savior and unite the world under one military but many did not like this. Europe, (the Triple Entente specifically) heavily opposed this. They had invested many lives and so much of their resources that to back out now would make those lives lost in vain. While the Central Powers (who arguably were winning at the time) agreed, the rest of Europe did not. A unified military probably sounded like a joke to them, after all, they have been in wars with each other since the founding of countries there. Wilson also stated in his address to Congress that if there is a

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