On This Day: August 14th

On this day in 1941, the Atlantic Charter was a joint declaration by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, defining the Allied goals for the post war world. 

The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war as follows: 

  • no territorial aggrandizement; no territorial changes made against the wishes of the people
  • self-determination; restoration of self-government to those deprived of it
  • reduction of trade restrictions; global cooperation to secure better economic and social conditions for all
  • freedom from fear and want
  • freedom of the seas
  • abandonment of the use of force
  • disarmament of aggressor nations. 

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