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- Senator Harding argued that a “covenant of conscience” rather than a written compact—which would surrender freedom of action and give a military alliance the right to proclaim America’s duty to the world as in Article 10 of the Covenant of the League of Nations—would be in the best interests of the U.S. The Republican candidate was proposing a separate American peace with the German government, subsequently accomplished by the Treaty of Berlin of 1921. He also hinted of his desire to bring about a reduction of armament and to decrease the possibility of a renewed arms race and the resultant threat to world peace and burden on financial resources, an accomplishment of the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, 1921-22.
- National characteristics, American, United States -- Civilization -- 1918-1945, United States -- Social conditions -- 1918-1932, United States -- Politics and government -- 1921-1923
- Miller Center of Public Affairs
An Association of Nations
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