Lansing Note
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Lansing Note

A diplomatic note conveyed to the leadership of the German Reich on November 5, 1918, by the United States, France, and Britain. Known in Germany by the name of then American Secretary of State Robert Lansing.

The Allies declared in this note that they accepted American President Wilson’s 14-point program as a common basis for peace negotiations. This declaration followed several weeks of exchanges of notes between Germany and the United States concerning conditions for the cease-fire and the peace. The leadership of th…

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Waechter, Matthias, “Lansing Note”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0348>
First published online: 2015



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