WE are celebrating World War One…..this year, 2018, will be the 100th year of the end of the “War To End War” in November.
This war is about like the War of 1812….Americans have erased it from their minds…..so keeping with my attempt to keep the memory of this war alive I would like to write about the events that lead to this world war…..
World War I was caused by a combination of several factors but above all, it was caused by the tensions between the European powers and crisis of the balance-of-power system that divided Europe into two camps. While one camp, joining Great Britain, France and Russia (Triple Entente) strove to preserve the fragile balance between the European great powers, the second camp that formed around German Empire, Austria-Hungary and Italy (Central Powers) was challenging it. Discussed below are specific events that led to one of the most devastating military conflicts in history.
Why did the US decide to enter into World War One after all it was fought in Europe and was no threat to mainland America?
And NO the sinking of the Lusitania was not the trigger that made America break its neutrality….
Then what was the reason?
The simple answer is a telegram……
After remaining neutral since the war’s start, the United States entered World War I because Germany continued to wage unrestricted submarine warfare, which resulted in the sinking of American ships. The interception of the Zimmerman Telegram, in which Germany petitioned Mexico to join against the US, was another major factor. On April 6, 1917, Congress decided to declare war on Germany.
Your history class is finished for the day……