In November of 1917, the Russian government was overthrown by dictator Vladimir Lenin. Lenin exposed all the Allies secret war treaties. Within these treaties was the evenly divided up land amongst Allies, this was a great embarrassment to Woodrow Wilson because he kept America under the impression they were just fighting for peace. Thus, Wilson issued the Fourteen Points. These Fourteen Points were a clear representation of the American war aims and Wilson's vision of the new international order. Within the Fourteen points included: freedom of the seas, open diplomacy, the readjustment of colonial claims, self determination, and the theory that colonized people were given equal weight.