Austria-Hungary held vast amounts of land and was not landocked.
British Empire, 1921
National self-determination is, as Richard Spencer puts it, a '19th century liberal idea that was ultimately promoted by Woodrow Wilson'.[1] Woodrow's doctrine of self-determination, expressed in his Fourteen Points after World War I, are what led to the dissolution of Austria-Hungary.[2] The doctrine of self-determination played a central role in the UN's 1960 Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, which is an anti-colonialist declaration.[3][4] The British Empire once comprised nearly one fourth of the world's landmass and approximately one fifth of the world's population.[5] There was an old saying: 'The Sun never sets upon the British Empire.'[6]


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