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advance Allies already American armed army attack August Austria-Hungary Austrian Balkan battle battle of Verdun Belgian Belgium Britain British Bulgaria carried cause Central colonies command decisive defeat defense direct drive early East eastern economic effect effort Empire enemy Entente entered Europe failed field fighting final forces foreign four France French front frontier gained Galicia German Greece guns hand held hold immediate important Italian Italy July June land League less lost March Meuse miles military million naval neutral northern November occupied October offensive parties passes peace Poland political position Powers prepared Prince promised railway reached result river Rumania Russian Russian Poland secure September Serbia side submarine success supplies taken territory Teutonic tion town treaty troops Turkey Turkish turn United Verdun victory whole
Strana 210 - It is a fearful thing to lead this great peaceful people into war, into the most terrible and disastrous of all wars, civilization itself seeming to be in the balance. But the right is more precious than peace...
Strana 209 - With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in unhesitating obedience to what I deem my constitutional duty, I advise that the Congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German Government to be in fact nothing less than war against the government and people of the United States...
Strana 381 - To those colonies and territories which as a consequence of the late war have ceased to be under the sovereignty of the States which formerly governed them and which are inhabited by peoples not yet able to stand by themselves under the strenuous conditions of the modern world, there should be applied the principle that the well-being and development of such peoples form a sacred trust of civilization and that securities for the performance of this trust should be embodied in this Covenant.
Strana 400 - Mandatory must be responsible for the administration of the territory under conditions which will guarantee freedom of conscience and religion, subject only to the maintenance of public order and morals, the prohibition of abuses such as the slave trade, the arms traffic and the liquor traffic...
Strana 400 - Amendments to this Covenant will take effect when ratified by the Members of the League whose representatives compose the Council and by a majority of the Members of the League whose Representatives compose the Assembly. No such amendment shall bind any Member of the League which signifies its dissent therefrom, but in that case it shall cease to be a Member of the League.
Strana 398 - If the dispute is not thus settled, the Council either unanimously or by a majority vote shall make and publish a report containing a statement of the facts of the dispute and the recommendations which are deemed just and proper in regard thereto.
Strana 400 - Will entrust the League with the general supervision of the trade in arms and ammunition with the countries in which the control of this traffic is necessary in the common interest; (e) Will make provision to secure and maintain freedom of communications and of transit and equitable treatment for the commerce of all members of the League.
Strana 288 - There is no other course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man : there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end. " The safety of our homes and the freedom of mankind depend alike upon the conduct of each one of us at this critical moment.
Strana 395 - The Members of the League recognize that the maintenance of peace requires the reduction of national armaments to the lowest point consistent with national safety and the enforcement by common action of international obligations.
Strana 209 - The world must be made safe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty, We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquest, no dominion. We seek no indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we shall freely make.