The Atlantic Charter (14. Aug. 1941)
The Atlantic Charter (1941)
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Die Vereinbarung datiert vom 14. August 1941.
Ein Abdruck des Textes findet sich in Adolf Rock, Dokumente der amerikanischen Demokratie, Wiesbaden 1947, S. 176.
"The President of the USA and the Prine Minister, Mr. Churchill, representing this MaJesty's Government in the United Kingdom, being met 'together, deem it right to make known certain common principles in the national politics of their respective countries on whih they base their hopes for a better future for the world.
- First, their countries-seek no aggrandizement, territorial or other;
Second, they desire to see no territorial changes that do not accord with the freely expressed wishes of the peoples concerned;
Third, they respect the right of all peoples to oose the form of government under which' they will live; and they wish to see sovereign rights and self-governwent restored to those who have been forcibly' deprived of them;
Fourth, they will 'endeavor, with due respect for their existing obligations, to further the enJoyment by all States, great or small, victor or vanquished, of access' on equal terms to the trade and to the raw materials of the world which are meeded for their economic prosperity;
Fiffh, they desire to bring about the fulIest collaboration between all nations in the economic field with the obJect of securing, for all, improved labor standards, economic adJustment a'nd social security;
Sixth, after the final destruclion of the Nazi tyranny, they hope to see established a peuce which will aDord to all nations the means of dwelling in safety within their own boundaries, and whi will aflord assurance tbat all the men in all the lands may live out their lives in freedom from fear and want;
Seventh, sufh a peace should enable all men to traverse the high seas and oceans without hindrance; ' '
Eighth, they believethat all of the nations of the world, for realistic as well as spiritual reasons, must come to the abandonment of 'the use of force. Since no ,future peace can be maintained if land, sea or air armaments continue to be employed by nations which threaten, or may threa-' ten, aggression outside of their frontiers, they believe, pending the i
establishment of a wider and permanent system of general security, that the disarmament of such nations is essential.
They will likewise aid,and encourage all other praclicable measures which will lighten for peace-loving peoples the crushing burden of armaments."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.