"In the future days which we seek to make secure, we look forward
to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
"The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the
"The second is freedom of every person to worship
God in his own way - everywhere in the world.
is freedom from want, which translated into world terms, means economic
understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime
life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world.
fourth is freedom from fear, which translated into world terms, means a
world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough
fashion that no nation will be able to commit an act of physical
aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world.
"That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a
kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of
world is the very antithesis of the so-called "new order" of tyranny
which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.
"To that "new order" we oppose the greater conception - the Moral
..."The world order which we seek is the
cooperation of free countries, working together in a friendly, civilized
..."Freedom means the supremacy of human rights,
..."To that high concept there can be no end
- From President Roosevelt's message to the 77th Congress on the State
of the Union.
Features the following text:
Our policy shall be this:
1. We, the U.S.A., in cooperation with our allies, for reasons of
our national safety and in the interests of international morality, are
determined to crush and completely destroy the military power of the
Axis aggressors, and their satellites regardless of cost, effort and
time necessary to complete this task.
2. The old world order of
colonial oppression, exploitation of dominations, rival imperialisms and
mercenary balance of power diplomacy ; of majesties, dictators,
privileged minorities, plutocratic monopolists and similar social
parasites ; the corrupted order responsible for the present world
cataclysm, endangering our national safety and peaceful progress, shall
never rise again.
3. A New World Moral Order for permanent peace
and freedom shall be established at the successful conclusion of the
4. For reasons of history, economic structure,
favorable geography and the welfare of mankind, the U.S.A. must,
altruistically, assume the leadership of the newly established
democratic world order. 5. To reduce the burden and criminal waste of
armaments expenditures everywhere in the world, the U.S.A., with the
cooperation of Latin-America, the British Commonwealth of Nations, and
the U.S.S.R. shall undertake to guarantee peace to the nations which
will be permanently disarmed and demilitarized after the conclusion of
the present war.
6. In order to be able, in fulfillment of our
obligations, to effectively prevent the possibility of a recurrence of
another world cataclysm, the invincibility of the U.S.A. as a military,
naval and air, shall be the major prerequisite.
7. For realistic
considerations of strategy and our invulnerability, it is imperative
that the U.S.A. shall obtain relinquishment of controls of their
possessions from all foreign Powers in the entire Western Hemisphere,
its surrounding waters and strategic island outposts as outlined on
8. For considerations of hemispheric defense
and in the spirit and tradition of the new Monroe Doctrine of
hemispheric solidarity and the "Good Neighbor" policy, the U.S.A., with
the consent of the Latin-American Republics, shall obtain control and
protectorate rights of the relinquished territories.
strengthen our position in the Caribbean area which is of obvious
importance to hemispheric defense, all possible inducements shall be
offered to our neighbors of Central America and the West Indies to
facilitate their entrance as equal states of the U.S.A. as outlined on
10. To fortify the politico-economic unity of the Western
Hemisphere, the U.S.A. shall promote and assist the unification of South
America into a well organized, democratic, federated "United States of
11. The liberated British, French and Netherlands
Guianas shall be reorganized as one state of the U.S.S.A.
Powers shall relinquish their controls of their colonial, mandate and
strategic island possessions everywhere in the world.
British Commonwealth of Nations, the second military and naval Power of
importance cooperating in a blinding compact with the U.S.A. as a Power
for freedom, shall retain and acquire control of such territories,
peace-security bases and strategic island outposts essential for the
maintenance of world peace and freedom of the seas as outlined on map.
14. The U.S.S.R., the third military Power of importance cooperating
with the U.S.A. as a Power for freedom and the maintenance of world
peace, shall acquire control of the liberated, disorganized adjacent
areas and those of Germany-Austria to be re-educated and eventually
incorporated as equal republics of the U.S.S.R., as approximately
outlined on map.
15. A World League of Nationalities with
arbitration and supervision powers shall be organized.
World Court with punitive powers of absolute boycott, quarantine,
blockade and occupation by international police, against lawbreakers of
international morality shall be organized.
17. The U.S.A. with
the close cooperation of the United States of South America, the British
Commonwealth of Nations, the U.S.S.R. and the World League of
Nationalities, shall promote and assist in the unification of the
relinquished territories and the areas at present unsoundly divided into
well organized, democratic and absolutely demilitarized federated
republics as approximately outlined on map.
18. The areas known
as Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, France, Spain,
Portugal, the island of Corsica, and eventually Italy and the islands of
Sardinia and Sicily shall be unified as a demilitarized, federated
"United States of Europe."
19. The areas known as Sweden, Norway,
Denmark and the Spitsbergen islands shall be unified as a demilitarized,
federated "United States of Scandinavia."
20. The continent of
Africa shall be reorganized and unified as a demilitarized, federated
"Union of African Republics."
21. The areas known as Saudi
Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Hejas, Yemen, Aden, and Oman, shall be
unified as a demilitarized union of "Arabian Federated Republics."
22. The areas known as India, including Afghanistan, Baluchistan,
Nepal, Bhutan and Burma shall be unified as a demilitarized "Federated
Republics of India."
23. The areas known as China, Inner
Mongolia, Tibet, Thailand, Malaya, Indo-China and Korea, shall be
unified as a demilitarized, federated "United Republics of China."
24. The areas known as Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Crete, Dodecanese
and adjacent islands in the Aegean sea shall be unified as a
demilitarized "Federated Republic of Greece."
25. The areas known
as Eire and Northern Ireland shall be unified as a demilitarized
independent republic of "Eire."
26. The area of the Holy Land of
the ancient Hebrews, at present known as Palestine and Trans-Jordan, and
the adjacent requisite regions as outlined on map, for considerations of
history and the imperative necessity to alleviate a post-war refugee
problem, shall be unified as a demilitarized independent republic of
27. The area known as European Turkey, adjacent to
the Dardanelles, sea of Marmora and Bosporus, for considerations of
realistic peace strategy shall be placed under joint control of the
U.S.S.R. and Turkey.
28. The area known as Turkey shall be a
demilitarized independent republic of "Turkey."
29. All problems
of exchange, transfer and repatriation of populations shall be
administered by the World League of Nationalities.
criminal perpetrators and their partners in guilt of this hideous war
shall be brought to justice and unforgettable punishment administered.
31. All subjects of Japan and all persons of Japanese origin of
doubtful loyalty shall be permanently expelled from the entire Western
Hemisphere, U.S.A. protectorates and strategic island outposts and their
property confiscated for post-war reconstruction needs.
subjects of Germany and Italy and all persons of German and Italian
origin known as active supporters of nazi and fascist ideologies shall
be treated similarly.
33. German, Italian and Japanese
immigration to the Western Hemisphere, its protectorates and island
outposts shall be indefinitely stopped.
34. All persons of German
origin in East Prussia and the Rhineland shall be transferred to inner
Germany and the regions permanently de-Prussianized.
persons of German, Italian and Japanese origin shall be permanently
expelled from their now conquered territories and their property
confiscated for post-war reconstruction needs.
36. To cleanse
populations of the defeated Axis aggressors of the intoxication of
military chauvinism ; to effectuate the removal and destruction of their
potential military establishments ; to recover the accumulated loot and
to re-educate them for their eventual membership in the Family of
Nations, the areas of Germany-Austria, Italy and Japan shall be
hermetically and indefinitely quarantined and administered by appointed
Governors subject to supervision by the World League of Nationalism.
37. All resources, industrial and labor capacity of the quarantined
areas shall be employed for the post-war restoration and reconstruction
38. To reduce the numerical power of the aggressor
nations, as a potential military advantage, a Population Control Policy
shall be elaborated and applied in the quarantined areas.
the New World Moral Order which we seek to establish, besides the
essential political freedoms, the following fundamental economic changes
(a) Nationalization of all
natural resources and equitable distribution of same to all nations -
everywhere in the world ;
Nationalization of international banking, foreign investments, railroads
and power plants - everywhere in the world ;
(c) Nationalization of all armaments producing establishments by all
remaining military powers ;
control of foreign commerce and shipping ;
(e) The establishment of a world common monetary system ;
(f) World-wide limitations of interest rates to a maximum of two
40. To retain the victory and leadership of our united
democratic effort - the aim of which in not vengeance or exploitation,
but freedom and security to all nations for peaceful progress - the
unified "Supreme War Command of the United Nations" at the conclusion of
the present war, shall be reorganized and transformed into a permanent
"Supreme Military and Economic Council" collaborating with the World
League of Nationalities in post-war reconstruction and to enforce world
41. The "Supreme Military and Economic Council" shall
appoint the Governors to administer the quarantined areas until their
For this purposeful
beginning we must fight until absolute victory.
- Maurice Gomberg
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