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Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:13 - 3
Name:Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Year, Birth:1856
Year, Death:1924
Profession:President (1913-1921).
City:Washington, DC
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1919
Motivation:Wilson advocated international law and arbitration. In January 1917 he had made an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the belligerents to end the war, calling for a "peace without victory". After the USA had entered the war, Wilson outlined his view on a post-war settlement through his "Fourteen points". These became the guiding principles for the Paris Peace Conference (1919-20), and included the establishment of the League of Nations. However, Wilson failed to obtain ratification of the Treaty of Versailles, and the USA did not join the League of Nations.
Name:Milenko R Vesnitch
Profession:Serbian ambassador to Paris. Member of the Institute of International Law.
Country:FRANCE (FR)
Comments: In 1920 Wilson received the reserved prize for 1919. Serbia was at the time part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. Today it is part of Yugoslavia.

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