In January 1918, then-U.S. President Woodrow Wilson laid out his famous Fourteen Points, which dealt with international frameworks to be put in place after World War I. The 14thpoint called to establish an international organization that would guarantee that “nations large and small” remained independent and intact. That idea led to the League of Nations, which held its founding meeting in January 1920. Wilson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919, but domestic opposition prevented him from bringing the U.S. into the league. The organization fell apart less than 20 years after it was founded, when World War II broke out. It was officially dismantled at the time the United Nations was established.