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The main purpose of the war was struggling for division of the world. However, the United States wasn’t in hurry to enter the war. First of all, a conflict between the US and other countries hadn’t reached the extreme point that could lead to military actions; secondly, the majority of Americans didn’t think that interfering into European affairs (and vice versa) was a good idea. The third reason was that US army wasn’t ready for large-scale war, because it was formed on a voluntary basis and had approximately 100 000 badly trained soldiers. But in the 7th of May 1915 German submarine sank the British largest passenger liner “Luisitania”, including 128 Americans that were on board. A report about this event caused a storm of dissatisfaction in the United States. Despite multiple warnings, German repeatedly attacked American ships. President Woodrow Wilson was an advocate of nonintervention of USA into European war, but the actions of the Germans forced him to announce the transition to the US policy of armed neutrality (26th of February 1917), which meant a gap of diplomatic relations between the US and Germany. The further German aggression forced Wilson to enter the war (6 of April 1917) on Allies’ side, against Germany (Kennedy 46). For the first time in US history a law on conscription was passed. Losses suffered by Americans were relatively not that big (approximately 104,000 lives). For comparison, 26 million people were killed during the entire war, half of them were civilians.
The war abruptly changed the balance of forces in world political arena. It provoked huge amount of revolutions: Bolsheviks came to power in Russia and formed their own government, Germany and Austria-Hungary collapsed and lost their influence. The military destruction and revolutions weakened Europe, while US entry into the war caused new rise of
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War has it's price to pay and the Germans have and are still paying theirs. Indeed the developments or events of the World War I cannot be ignored. They shaped human understanding of the new world and new tactics and technologies of war were tested.
This committee was created to establish and provide what can be referred to as propaganda (information) that could encourage citizens to support the war. The Committee on Public Information gathered civic support for the war by establishing an army of 75,000 Four-Minute Men speakers according to Betts (2002).
According to the report the Middle East was no less affected by the war. The Otto man Empire collapsed after ruling continuously for four consecutive centuries. The result of the collapse was a vacuum, which contributed to tension between external power or interests and local inhabitants. The struggle “war to end all war” had proved futile.
Isolationist state cites the need to focus on its internal development and structuring of the local production forces towards advancement of its economy. This policy became clearer during the World War I when America sought to isolate itself from participating in war or appearing to support any side of the conflicting parties in Europe (Morreta and Kearney 133).
Name Instructor Course Date Why WWI was “Necessary” to the USA USA being among superpowers in the world, WWI incident came in a situation that it could not have an easy compromise, hence engaging itself in the combat from 1917 up to 1918. Besides maintaining its status in the world, there were diverse reasons why USA decided to engage itself in the war.
This essay analyzes different types of propaganda that aroused public interest and attracted huge support for the war effort. However, it also resulted in unintended consequences. Harmonizing the heterogeneous nation was a great success but with it came strong nationalism and patriotism leading to some races attacking others.
avid Shi are among the prominent historians whose research and writings about the World War I each takes on a personal narrative as though to develop impressions of truth under varying degree or color in reading audience’s minds. Why not? On one hand, Johnson presents a notion
Historical evidence suggests that dependence of human beings on horses in WWI is of monumental significance. Horses were employed in millions of numbers. But, introduction of modern artillery like machine guns reduced the application of animals in some