Us Entering Wwi

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World War I was one of the deadliest wars that America has ever entered. This War was started by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austria-Hungary throne, on June 28, 1914. He was assassinated by a Yugoslavian nationalist for the Kingdom of Serbia. The assassination flared up a war between the two countries, each having pacts and alliances with greater powers. Allied to Serbia were Russia, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, and Japan, also known as the Entente Powers. Fighting with Austria-Hungary was Germany, Bulgaria, and Turkey, also known as The Central Powers. The United States later joined the Entente side due to many acts from the Central Powers they did not approve of. Originally, the United States did not want any part of the war and tried to stay out of it, only trying to make peace. Even when Germans killed 128 Americans by sinking the Lusitania President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed “America is too proud to fight.” Even while still staying neutral, the United States still showed support to Great Britain and France by supplying them with any weapons needed as well as food and supplies. Although the United States donated millions to the Germans, They donated billions to the Entente Powers. Since the Americans were supplying The Entente Powers more and the British were blowing up German boats, the Germans had very little supplies and their soldiers were getting sick and dying from malnourishment. A big factor that let the United States into World War I was the declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare by the Germans in which they would not only attack battle ships, but any ships that entered the battle zone. This caused a lot of tension between the Germans and the United States. It also meant that the ships the United States wanted to send out could be attacked by the Germans and sunk. The Germans issued this…...

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