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100 years ago....

Nobel Peace Prize to Woodrow Wilson

Dec 10, 1920

The Nobel Peace Prize was presented tonight in Christiania, Norway, to President Woodrow Wilson for his work for peace and a lasting settlement of the issues which led to the Great War.

Mr Wilson played the leading part at the Paris peace talks, which virtually adopted as their agenda his "Fourteen Points" and the ideal that nations should be able to determine their own fate.

The award nevertheless comes at an ironic time. In September 1919 Mr Wilson suffered a stroke that left him paralysed; he was unable to collect the Peace Prize announced last December. In March the US Senate rejected the treaty; last month his party and his policies were firmly rejected when Harding was elected President.

Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3

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