Donald R. McClarey

October 20, 1918: Germany Responds to Wilson’s Second Note

On October 20, 1918 the German government, through the Swiss, sent out a response to President Wilson’s Second Note:     In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of the occupied territories the German Government has started from the assumption

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Donald R. McClarey

Peace Feelers

  On October 3, 1918 the Imperial German government sent the following note through the Swiss to President Wilson: The German Government requests the President of the United States of America to take steps for the restoration of peace, to

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Donald R. McClarey

January 8, 1918: Wilson’s Fourteen Points Speech

Without a doubt the most consequential speech he ever delivered, Wilson’s Fourteen Point Speech has been carefully analyzed and debated since it was given a century ago.  Delivered to a joint session of Congress, the speech clearly laid out the

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August 1, 1917: The Pope’s Peace Plan

    On August 1, 1917 Pope Benedict addressed a peace plan to the heads of the belligerent nations.  The plan had not a prayer of success, as both the Central and Allied Powers had reasons to believe that a

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