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Atlantic Charter


14th August 1941: Roosevelt and Churchill issue the Atlantic Charter


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This Week In History—Churchill And FDR Sign the Atlantic Charter


The Atlantic Charter (August 14, 1941)


The new Atlantic Charter

The Atlantic Charter was a pivotal policy statement issued during World War II on 14 August 1941 which defined the Allied goals for the post-war world. The leaders of the United Kingdom and the United States drafted the work and all the Allies of World War II later confirmed it. The Charter stated the ideal goals of the war: 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; and abandonment of the use of force, as well as disarmament of aggressor nations. Adherents of the Atlantic Charter signed the Declaration by United Nations on 1 January 1942, which became the basis for the modern United Nations.
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    • Acceptance by Inter-Allied Council and by United Nations 

    • Impact on Axis powers 

    • Impact on imperial powers and imperial ambitions 

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