"The Four Principles"

The Four Principles enunciated by U.S. Secretary of State Hull as a basis for negotiation with Japan:

  1. Respect for the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of each and all nations.

  2. Support of the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

  3. Support of the principle of equality, including equality of commercial opportunity.

  4. Non-disturbance of the status quo in the Pacific except as the status quo may be altered by peaceful means.

Transcribed and formatted for HTML by Patrick Clancey, HyperWar Foundation