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Monday, January 23, 2023

Blast From the Past, April 6, 2017: Why we entered World War I 100 years ago today

By Christopher Kelly 4/6/17 

Editor's  Notes:  For some reason this has been hit recently, which appeared here in P&D, and with interesting comments, so be sure to go to the original post.    Considering current events, I thought it worthwhile to re-post it.  RK

One hundred years ago this month, Woodrow Wilson ended America's longstanding policy of isolation and led us into World War I on the Allied side. Over two and a half million Americans were shipped "over there" to Europe and served in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). By war's end, more than 100,000 Americans would join the ranks of what British Prime Minister Lloyd George termed, without a trace of irony, "the glorious dead."

Why did Wilson make his fateful decision to enter the "War to end all wars?" Two of the principle reasons behind Wilson's decision were the German policy of unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram.  Unrestricted submarine warfare........ the RMS Lusitania, which was destined to be sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland in 1915, killing around 1,200 passengers, including at least 125 Americans.......To Read More.....

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