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  Fourteen Points - MSN Encarta
Fourteen Points, name given to the proposals of President Woodrow Wilson designed to establish the basis for a just and lasting peace following the victory of the Allies in World War I. The 14 proposals were contained in Wilson's address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on January 8, 1918.
Opposition to various points on the part of the European Allies, however, developed at the conclusion of hostilities, and the attempt at practical application of the 14 points exposed a multilateral system of secret agreements between the European victors.
In order to secure support of his 14th, and most important, point, which called for the creating of an “association of nations,” Wilson was compelled to abandon his insistence upon the acceptance of his full program.
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 Fourteen Points: 1918
Most significant, however, was point number fourteen which stressed a "general association of nations" to ensure "political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike." Essentially, these Fourteen Points signaled a generous, non-punitive postwar settlement.
Point twelve assures Turkey as well as other portions of the Ottoman Empire under Turkish rule "sovereignty" as well as demands guarantees for free passage through the Dardanelles.
This compromise undermined the spirit of the Fourteen Points and lost Wilson the support of the League advocates.
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 Fourteen Points - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fourteen Points in the speech were based on the research of the "Inquiry," a team of about 150 advisers led by Colonel Edward M. House, Wilson's foreign policy advisor, into the topics likely to arise in the anticipated peace conference.
The Fourteen Points speech was the only explicit statement of war aims by any of the nations fighting in World War I: other belligerents gave general indications of their aims; others wanted to gain territory, and so refused to state their aims.
Opposition to the Fourteen Points among British and French leaders became clear after hostilities ceased: the British were against freedom of the seas; the French demanded reparations.
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 Fourteen Points - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Fourteen Points formulation of a peace program, presented at the end of World War I by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in an address before both houses of Congress on Jan. 8, 1918.
The last point (14) was a provision for "a general association of nations … under specific covenants." The League of Nations grew out of the last point.
Fourteen studios will be open, including Chestnut Hill Studio, 225 Commerce St.; Mulberry Pottery, 14 Jail Alley; and Phenomena, 262 High St. A complete list will be available at any of these locations.
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 AllRefer.com - Fourteen Points (Treaties And Alliances) - Encyclopedia
Finally it was hoped that the points would provide a framework for peace discussions.
After the armistice, opposition to the points quickly crystallized, and the actual treaty (see Versailles, Treaty of) represented a compromise or defeat of many of them.
The last point (14) was a provision for "a general association of nations … under specific covenants." The League of Nations grew out of the last point.
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 Wilsonianism within the Versailles Treaty
Wilson had attempted to address in the Fourteen Points what he had perceived to be the primary causes of the war (including imperialism, militarism, secret alliances, and balance of power politics) in a scrupulous effort to prevent those factors from causing future conflicts.
Point Two, the freedom of the seas, was also rejected in the early stages of the negotiations.
The one point from Wilsonís Fourteen Points speech to be substantially included in the Treaty of Versailles in the spirit Wilson had intended it was Point Fourteen, the creation of an assembly of nations for the purpose of collective security.
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 First World War.com - Primary Documents - Woodrow Wilson's "Fourteen Points" Speech, 8 January 1918
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson outlined the United States' war aims in a speech given to Congress on 8 January, 1918, in which he outlined what was to become known as his "Fourteen Points".
A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable claims of the government whose title is to be determined.
A "creeping barrage" is an artillery bombardment in which a 'curtain' of artillery fire moves toward the enemy ahead of the advancing troops and at the same speed as the troops.
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 Dr. W. Edwards Deming: The Father of the Quality Evolution
The points cultivate a fertile soil in which a more efficient workplace, higher profits, and increased productivity may grow.
Point number four specifically warns against this scenario: the purchasing department of a company consistently patronizes those vendors who offer the lowest prices.
Point five condemns mass inspection procedures as inefficient; a product should be monitored by the workers, throughout the assembly process, to meet a series of quality standards.
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 Fourteen Points - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fourteen Points - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fourteen Points, name given to the proposals of President Woodrow Wilson designed to establish the basis for a just and lasting peace following the...
In this address to a joint session of the United States Congress in early 1918, Woodrow Wilson proposed a series of specific measures to promote...
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 Deming: Teachings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The 14 points for management (Out of the Crisis, Ch.2) in industry, education and government follow naturally as application of this outside knowledge, for transformation from the present Western style of management to one of optimization.
Adoption and action on the 14 points are a signal that the management intend to stay in business and aim to protect investors and jobs.
The 14 points apply anywhere, to small organizations as well as to large ones, to the service industry as well as to manufacturing.
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 Fourteen Points, Lusitania, Triple Alliance, Triple Entente, Woodrow Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims; the interests of the populations in colonies should be considered equally with the interests of the government claiming the territory.
Except for the final point, fulfilled in the League of Nations, none of the Wilson's points were adopted by the Versailles peace conference.
On January 8, 1918 Wilson addressed Congress with his Fourteen Points for the settlement of Europe, and Prince Maximilian, the German Chancellor, decided that the Fourteen Points provided a way to end the war without accepting defeat.
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 Fourteen Points and how Woodrow Wilson affected WWI
Finally, there will be an interpretation of what the fourteen points mean, why they were said, and other such details.
Foremost, the senate was against all the minor points Wilson gave into at Geneva, where the treaty was signed.
And how in giving up these points he lost the essence of the fourteen points in the treaty, which had turned into more of a revenge against the Germans.
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 fourteen - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
League of Nations, covenant influenced by the Fourteen Points
American foreign policy, effect of the Fourteen Points
Although Wilson did not make World War I the “war to end all wars” as he had hoped, his idealism played a significant part in finally bringing peace...
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 Wilson's Fourteen Points
Eight of the fourteen points treated specific territorial issues among the combatant nations.
Wilson subsequently used the Fourteen Points as the basis for negotiation of the Versailles Treaty that ended the First World War.
Although the treaty did not fully realize Wilson’s unselfish vision, the Fourteen Points still stand as the most powerful expression of the idealist strain in American diplomacy.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/time/wwi/17688.htm   (310 words)

 The Avalon Project : President Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points
It will be our wish and purpose that the processes of peace, when they are begun, shall be absolutely open and that they shall involve and permit henceforth no secret understandings of any kind.
Adequate guarantees given and taken that national armaments will be reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.
We wish her only to accept a place of equality among the peoples of the world, -- the new world in which we now live, -- instead of a place of mastery.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/wilson14.htm   (821 words)

 President Wilson's "Fourteen Points" (1918)
The Allies, along with the Unit ed States, were, of course, anxious to keep Russia in the war (a vain hope given the ideological estrangement between the two sides) and it was partly in response to Lenin's intervention that Wilson decided to make a statement on war aims.
It was not easy, however, to bring Britain and France to the side of moderation as this would have required certain adjustments to their war aims that they were unwilling to make (assuring freedom of the seas in the case of Britain or not forcing severe reparations on the Germans in the case of France).
Treaty of Versailles, however, went far beyond the moderate proposal of the Fourteen Poin ts and left a legacy of bitterness and recrimination among the Germans, whose government had signed the Pre-Armistice Agreement on November 5 on the presumption that the Fourteen Points would largely shape the resulting peace treaty.
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 Wilson's Fourteen Points - Sidebar - MSN Encarta
Wilson sought a mediated peace and postwar cooperation rather than the bitter peace of a victor over a loser.
The terms of the Fourteen Points, as his 1918 recommendations came to be known, ultimately induced German acceptance of an armistice and helped shape some territorial adjustments.
But they failed to avoid the post-Bolshevik Revolution crisis in Russia or to win support at Versailles to remove some of the causes of war that Wilson cited.
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 Ends of the Earth: Deming's 14 Points and 7 Deadly Diseases
This point refers to the training of new employees and the training of management, who too often don't understand the processes they are supposed to be managing.
Deming suggested that this point is actually the first of his points that should be implemented.
Point #13 refers to educating everyone in the organization no matter how long they have been there.
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 France at War - Beau Geste: Clemenceau, Wilson and the Fourteen Points
When the Fourteen Points were proclaimed in January 1918, he accorded them the highest importance.
Clemenceau's reaction to the Fourteen points was one of official solidarity and private frustration.
Clemenceau had sympathy for the idealism behind the Fourteen Points, for in his opinion, American ideals were based upon the universal ideals of the Enlightenment.
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In his Fourteen Points, he seems to assume that his audience has prior knowledge of the problem that any particular point deals with, thus he does not describe any particular problems in his points, just the solutions.
Wilson’s use of solutions only in each of his points was more than likely not a problem here, as the members of Congress were probably very well informed of the developments in the war.
Furthermore, some of his points are very timely in their nature while others are timeless.
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The Fourteen Points, as the program came to be called, consisted of certain basic principles, such as freedom of the seas and open covenants, a variety of geographic arrangements carrying out the principle of self-determination, and above all, a League of Nations that would enforce the peace.
Second, the Fourteen Points constituted the only statement by any of the belligerents of their war aims.
Most important, where many countries believed that only self-interest should guide foreign policy, in the Fourteen Points Wilson argued that morality and ethics had to be the basis for the foreign policy of a democratic society.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Woodrow Wilson: Fourteen Points, 1918
Speech on the Fourteen Points Jan 8, 1918
In it he established the basis of a peace treaty and the foundation of a League of Nations.
A free, open­minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable claims of the government whose title is to be determined.
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 Fourteen Points — Infoplease.com
The man in the ice: Duncan MacPherson, a former first-round draft pick of the New York Islanders, was twenty-three when he disappeared......
The six factors of one dollar are actually fourteen factors.
`Tendency to precocity' and `childish uncertainties' of a `virago at fourteen': Djuna Barnes's `The Diary of a Dangerous Child'.
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 Wilson's Fourteen Points
The fourteen points covered all of the problems that Wilson thought needed to be addressed.
There were several points about what to do with the lands that were claimed by more than one country.
There were points about how to deal with Germany and the other defeated countries.
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 Deming's Fourteen Points of Management. Biography
Explanation of Fourteen Points of Management by Edward Deming.
Deming returned to the US and was unknown for years until the publication of his book "Out of the crisis" in 1982.
In this book, Deming set out 14 points which, if applied to US manufacturing industry, would he believed, save the US from industrial doom by the Japanese.
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 Fourteen Points   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The fourteenth point called for the creation of a League of Nations.
that national armaments will be reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.
A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenant for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.
www.pinzler.com /ushistory/fourpointssupp.html   (412 words)

 The Fourteen Points
Further, the president hoped that the promise of a just peace would be embraced by the populations in enemy nations and generate momentum for ending the war.
The treatment accorded Russia by her sister nations in the months to come will be the acid test of their good will, of their comprehension of her needs as distinguished from their own interests, and of their intelligent and unselfish sympathy.
The French insisted that the provision having to do with German evacuation from French territory (Point 8) be interpreted to allow for the collection of compensation (reparations) for civilian damages incurred in the war.
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