Atlantic Charter

The Atlantic Charter was the blueprint for the world after World War II, and is the foundation for many of the international treaties and organizations that currently shape the world. It was drafted at the Atlantic Conference by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, aboard warships in Newfoundland and was issued as a joint declaration on 14 August 1941. The term “Atlantic Charter” was coined by the Daily Herald, a London newspaper after the joint declaration had been published. The United States did not enter the War until the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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