National Self-Determination

Woodrow Wilson and his Legacy
Author(s): 
Heater, Derek
ISBN: 
0333617940
Date published: 
September 1994
Hardback
Price: 
£47.50
Pages: 
240

This study critically examines Woodrow Wilson's acceptance of the principle of national self-determination and his role in implementing it at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The assessment includes judgements by his contemporaries and historians of Wilson and the peace settlement. A survey of the manner in which national self-determination shaped the settlement leads to a discussion of the subsequent effects of the idea on the states and territories subject to the Versailles Treaty and related treaties.