United Sates Contribution To Thomas Wilson

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While in Paris after the Great War, Wilson claimed that the United Sates’ involvement was “…not merely to win a war, but to win a cause…to lead the world on the way of liberty” (Foner 748-749). This means when Wilson approached Congress asking to declare war in the name of democracy, he wasn’t only asking to defend the freedoms of the United States—he was asking to fight to bring democracy to the rest of the world, which colonial peoples understood. With Wilson’s focus on the “equality of nations” and “self-determination”, his ideas spread around the globe. With the belief that countries should be able to control itself in mind, minorities became motivated to begin the fight for their freedoms and independence. From the rubble of the Austro-Hungarian
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