Wwi notes Becoming a World Power



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The Guns of August

- Two teams:

- Triple Alliance (Germany, Austro-Hungary & Italy)

- Triple Entente (Britain, France & Russia)

- Archduke Ferdinand of Austria killed & war breaks out

- Germany invades Belgium & prepares to invade France

- 5,000,000 ppl + killed over 2 and a half years in N. France

American Neutrality

- Impossible to stay neutral, due to too many interest groups - immigrants, etc

- Began trade ‘solely’ with the allies

- British blockade Germany & US doesn’t complain

- US economic boom from all the trade with the Allies

Preparedness and Peace

- Feb 1915 - Germans begin sinking all boats around Britain with submarines

- May 1915 - German U-Boat sinks British Liner Lusitania & kills 128 Americans

- Germans temporarily cease their attacks after Wilson threatens to break off relations

- US passes National Defence Act to increase army size

- Met with much opposition (Women’s World Peace Movt.)

- Wilson wins next election (1916) on Anti-War Premise

- Democrats win using the slogan “He kept us out of War”






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