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Failed Imagination?: New World Orders of the Twentieth Century

Andrew J. Williams - Political Science - 1998 - 324 pages
...of 22 January 1917. The New Willard speech first laid down his commitment (he used the word 'creed') that 'every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live', which was to apply to small as well as large states. It also made a plea for a right of the world to...
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Statehood and the Law of Self-Determination

D. Rai*c - Political Science - 2002 - 495 pages
...post-war Europe." In May 1916, he publicly declared that [w]e believe these fundamental things [...] that every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live.12 This statement was clearly based on the concept of 'consent of the governed' and consequently...
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Michael Collins: The Man Who Made Ireland

Tim Pat Coogan - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 510 pages
...Ireland as a result. This at a time when President Woodrow Wilson was telling Washingtonians: '. . . every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live . . . small states . . . have a right to enjoy the same respect for their territorial integrity that...
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At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering Its Chance to Build a ...

Michael Hirsh - Political Science - 2003 - 304 pages
...pledge of "self-determination" at the beginning of the last century. After Wilson declared in May 1915 that "every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live," his estranged secretary of state, Robert Lansing, lamented that the term self-determination "is simply...
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Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks And Other New Imiigrants

June Granatir Alexander - History - 2008 - 288 pages
...activists could interpret to suit their respective purposes. Wilson's pronouncements in the spring of 1916 that "every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live" actually buoyed the spirits of ethnic nationalists who were already viewing the European war as an...
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Artists of Power: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Their Enduring ...

William N. Tilchin, Charles E. Neu - History - 2006 - 196 pages
...the fulfillment rather than the abandonment of traditional American ideals and principles — notably "that every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live." Finally, if he was to achieve an early end to the war, he had to persuade the Germans that he would...
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Negotiating Self-determination

Hurst Hannum, Eileen Babbitt - Law - 2006 - 168 pages
...selfdetermination as humans. Woodrow Wilson was neither the first nor the only person to champion the view that "every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live."11 Both the Allied and Central Powers used promises of self-determination to compete for allies...
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Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman: Mission and Power in American Foreign Policy

Anne R. Pierce - Political Science - 302 pages
...for an association to preserve the peace." The peace had to be molded on the basis of these objects: First, that every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live. . . . Second, that the small states of the world have a right to enjoy the same respect for their sovereignty...
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The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of ...

Erez Manela - Political Science - 2007 - 352 pages
..."We believe," he declared then before a gathering of William Howard Taft's League to Enforce Peace, "that every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live" and that "the small states of the world shall enjoy the same respect for their sovereignty and for...
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In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race, Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World

Epifanio San Juan - Political Science - 2007 - 203 pages
...national self-determination is "a fundamental right of every people, believing, with Woodrow Wilson, that 'every people has a right to choose the sovereignty under which they shall live'" (1990, 179; see also Rodil 1993). Forcing a template of individualist psychology on the Moro project...
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