The Year That Was

The Great Tide of Our Age: Colonies, Mandates and the Failed Promise of Self-Determination

November 19th, 2019  •  50 mins 29 secs  •  Download (34.7 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points promised self-determination to colonies around the globe, raising hopes of independence and freedom for millions. But Wilson and the Allies had no intention of letting occupied peoples throw off imperialism. What would be the long-term consequences of raising the hopes and then dashing the dreams of so many people?