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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919. The Paris Peace Conference
(1919)

Other proposals for the agenda of the peace conference,   pp. [533]-562 PDF (8.7 MB)


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OTHER PROPOSALS FOR THE AGENDA 
understood as referring only to the present difficulties between the 
two countries due to the disturbance in Iquique and not as an offer 
to mediate the whole Tacna and Arica question. It is also desired 
to ascertain the views of the President as to whether the Tacna Arica 
question should be laid before the Peace Conference or whether the 
United States Government alone should attempt to find a solution 
for this question which has now come to a head. 
POLK 
Paris Peace Conf. 723.2515/1 Telegram 
The Acting Secretary of State to the Charge in France (Bliss) 
WASHINGTON, December 13, 1918-4 p. m. 
[Received December 14-2 p. m.] 
22. For the Secretary of State. Department's December 11, 8 p. m. 
Department feels that the interpretation which should be put upon 
President's statement to Peru and Chile is that the statement is merely 
the tender of all possible assistance to bring about an equitable solution
of the present difficulties between the two countries due to the disturb-
ance in Iquique and that the statement is not meant to be an offer to 
mediate the whole Tacna Arica question. 
POLK 
Paris Peace Conf. 723.2515/2: Telegram 
The Acting Secretary of State to the Charge in France (Bliss) 
WASHINGTON, December 13,1918-5 p. m. 
[Received December 14-9: 20 a. m.] 
23. For the Secretary of State. Department informed by Legation 
at La Paz that it is the intention of the Bolivian Government to send a 
special embassy to Washington for the purpose of congratulating the 
Government of the United States on the outcome of the war and for 
the purpose of presenting the case of Bolivia for the acquisition of a 
port. The Bolivian Minister for Foreign Affairs states that the case 
of Bolivia is precisely similar to that of Servia, that it is necessary 
for Bolivia to occupy a position which will enable it to communicate 
and carry on commerce with the outside world without having to 
obtain the consent of another country. The Minister for Foreign 
Affairs stated that there was a very considerable body of opinion in 
Chile in favor of the cession of Arica to Bolivia and he claims that a 
similar body of opinion exists in part [Peru?] but that it is less 
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