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This is a secret memorandum prepared in the British Foreign Office giving a synopsis of the pledges given by Great Britain to various foreign Powers and Nationalities. The synopsis outlines the complex web of international obligations Britain had entered into. The memorandum lists the obligations to France, Italy, Russia, Romania, Japan, China, Belgium, Serbia, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Albania, Armenia, Persia and Afghanistan, as well as to the King of the Hejaz and the Jewish people. 

The obligations could be by Pact or Treaty, but sometimes simply through assurances given or public statements made by the British Government, which by their nature could be fairly loose or vague. 

The memorandum includes a table comparing the different war aims of the major powers, showing how far they agreed with President Wilson’s points for discussion.

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