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Fourteen Points the provisions of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson's proposed plan for peace in Europe after World War I, first enumerated in a speech to the U.S. Congress in 1918. The 1919 Treaty of Versailles, which officially ended the war, ultimately included only four of the Fourteen Points, including the creation of a League of Nations.
mandate a commission given to a country to administer territory on behalf of an international body such as, formerly, the League of Nations. [1/6 definitions]
mandatory holding a mandate, as from the League of Nations. [1/3 definitions]
Treaty of Versailles the treaty, signed in 1919, that officially ended World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, signed by Germany and the Allied Powers, forced Germany to pay enormous reparations, to substantially reduce the size of its military, and to recognize territorial changes that substantially reduced its land holdings. The treaty also established the League of Nations. The United States, represented by President Woodrow Wilson, played a crucial role in the treaty negotiations, but the U.S. Congress subsequently refused to ratify the treaty, based largely on opposition to American participation in the League of Nations.
Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), who initially kept the United States out of World War I and then, in his second term, asked Congress to declare war on Germany. After the war, Wilson was instrumental in the creation of the League of Nations, an organization dedicated to promoting world peace (b. 1856--d.1924).
World Court the primary judicial agency of the United Nations, reorganized in 1945 from a similar agency of the League of Nations, that arbitrates disputes between nations; International Court of Justice.