What got the U.S. into WW1?
An arrogant, Anglophilic University elitist from New jersey whom we had the great misfortune to elect President - Woodrow Wilson.
Did the Germans send the Zimmerman Telegram?
However, check the Wikipedia article on it:
“The Telegram was not an isolated case of German-Mexican collaboration, for Germany had long sought to incite a war between Mexico and the U.S., which would have tied down American forces and slowed the export of American arms to the Allies.”
The Wilson government, while maintaining “neutrality” was engaged in exclusively arming one of the two combatants BEFORE the Zimmerman Telegram.
Wilson was an avowed Anglophile. He actually allowed British agents to patrol American ports WHILE THE US WAS STILL A NEUTRAL, and STOP shipments to the Central Powers.
He ACTUALLY FELT that American citizens had a right to book passage on British ships WHICH VERY WELL MIGHT BE CARRYING MUNITIONS TO BRITAIN for use against Germany, and the Germans should not be allowed to sink such ships.
He did NOTHING about the British practice of flying AMERICAN FLAGS on British ships carrying war material to Britain, which was deliberately done to antagonize the Germans into making a mistake and attack genuine American Ships.
Bungling by a lying liberal Democrat elitist and his administration dragged the US into a war overseas which was none of our business.
European powers had been killing each other quite well for centuries with no help from us and by our throwing our weight on the side of the Brits, we upset the balance of power and set the stage for an unjust peace, Adolph Hitler and a Second World War.
But THAT is a part of the story you will NEVER hear in our liberal classrooms.
It is hard to believe that America would have benefited in ANY way from a German victory.
Did the Zionist movement in america have anything to with it?
I’m just trying to get different opinions.
That was the point made in my college US Foreign Relations class by our instructor: Wilson sided with the Allies eventually because he saw the ability for Americans to travel freely was a human right. The loss of this right bothered him more than the economic rights taken away from the Central Powers by the Allied blockade.
He grew up in Georgia and South Carolina during Reconstruction, and remembered meeting Robert E. Lee. He didn't go north until he went to Princeton.
Wilson only won his first term because Teddy split the Republicans with his Bull Moose party, and Wilson only got 41% of the vote.
European powers had been killing each other quite well for centuries with no help from us and by our throwing our weight on the side of the Brits, we upset the balance of power and set the stage for an unjust peace, Adolph Hitler and a Second World War.It was definitely a strategic blunder to enter that war. Also never talked about is the huge number of American casualties in the short time we were in that war.
Agreed. The world would have been a much better place had the kaiser ruled europe and the U.S. beaten and subjugated Mexico at a time when it was still politically correct to colonize and spread English and Ango law.
We’d have a European Union based on a German economy and NAFTA based on the U.S. Constitution. We might have 57 states as well.