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Evidence and thoughts for History Essay

So first of all, the Atlantic charter is pretty much a document by the United States and the United Kingdom saying that they want the world and all countries to abide by a certain number of principles that they outline. They claim that these are national policies of their countries.

So they're saying that they follow this and they think that all the other countries should do the same.

Number one: They will not "seek aggrandizement, territorial or other". Keyword being "seek". Perhaps we can find a time when the countries obviously tried to get more territory. Also, define what "other" could be. Economical?

Number two: They will not change territory (this is probably foremost outside of their nation but also domestically) without the people agreeing. Also note that they're saying "they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned", they being the united states and the UK. So this could mean that they're saying they could take war on countries who change the territory of themselves or other countries without the people saying it's okay.

Number three: They and they want others to "respect the right of all people to choose the form of government under which they will live". And additionally they want to correct the world by making sure that every nation gets this if they don't currently have it.

Number four: They want every country to be able to trade freely. Presumably they don't want a country to be deprived of resources because of race or religion or something crazy.

Number five: They want everyone to work together to make sure that everyone is interested in making the world a better place (this is a very general one)

Number six: After destroying the Nazis, they would want everyone to have peace so that everyone will be safe in their country and they every person can live "in freedom from fear and want".

Number seven: Freedom of travel in the seas.

Number eight: They want the nations that "threaten, or may threaten, aggression outside of their frontiers" to disarm. They want, once the war is over, that these nations be disarmed pretty much entirely (doesn't really say). They also want to aid everything and anything else that will further disarm the world. So they generally want nations to disarm.