Richard Spencer puts it, a '19th century liberal idea that was ultimately promoted by Woodrow Wilson'. Woodrow's doctrine of self-determination, expressed in his Fourteen Points after World War I, are what led to the dissolution of Austria-Hungary. 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. The British Empire once comprised nearly one fourth of the world's landmass and approximately one fifth of the world's population. There was an old saying: 'The Sun never sets upon the British Empire.'
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