Woodrow Wilson quote about future from A World League For Peace - The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
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The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
 Woodrow Wilson, A World League For Peace (22 January 1917). copy citation

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Author Woodrow Wilson
Source A World League For Peace
Topic future weapons nations
Date 22 January 1917
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6870/6870-h/6870-h.htm#1

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“There can be no sense of safety and equality among the nations if great preponderating armies are henceforth to continue here and there to be built up and maintained.
The statesmen of the world must plan for peace, and nations must adjust and accommodate their policy to it as they have planned for war and made ready for pitiless contest and rivalry. The question of armaments, whether on land or sea, is the most immediately and intensely practical question connected with the future fortunes of nations and of mankind.
I have spoken upon these great matters without reserve and with the utmost explicitness because it has seemed to me to be necessary if the world's yearning desire for peace was anywhere to find free voice and utterance.” source

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