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Unit 2: Atlantic Charter
Who proposed the Atlantic Charter?
President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
What is a Charter?
Like a constitution; a list of rules for a country; like a contract
What did the Atlantic Charter consist of?
How President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill thought the world should be like after WWII
What were President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill trying to do by creating the Atlantic Charter?
Establish rules that countries would follow to prevent another war from happening
Rule 1 of Atlantic Charter
Respect Sovereignty of Nations
What does rule 1 mean?
Respect Sovereignty of Nations means that all countries should be treated equally regardless their size or amount of power.
Rule 2 of Atlantic Charter
No territorial aggrandizement when the war is over
What does rule 2 mean?
Countries should not try to take over other countries to expand their land
Rule 3 of Atlantic Charter
All countries should have the right to trade equally with each other
Rule 4 of Atlantic Charter
All countries should take part in disarmament
Rule 5 of Atlantic Charter
There should be freedom of the seas at all times
What does rule 5 mean?
Countries should not claim an ocean and forbid other countries from sailing in that ocean