The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism

  title={The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism},
  author={Erez Manela},
During the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, while key decisions were debated by the victorious Allied powers, a multitude of smaller nations and colonies held their breath, waiting to see how their fates would be decided. President Woodrow Wilson, in his Fourteen Points, had called for "a free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims," giving equal weight would be given to the opinions of the colonized peoples and the colonial powers. Among those nations now… Expand
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