World War I With The United States Essay

1276 Words Jun 1st, 2016 6 Pages
After the outbreak of World War I with the Triple Entente of Britain, France, Russia, and Italy against the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire, President Woodrow Wilson of the United States had to decide upon the nation’s involvement in WWI. Wilson’s initial US neutrality policy was soon diverted after the German U-boat attacks on the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania, killing many Americans. Less than two years later, Great Britain intercepts a telegram from Germany to Mexico which offers Mexico US territory if Mexico joins Germany. The direct threat on the United States by the Central Powers and Germany’s lack of respect for their very own Sussex Pledge had sealed US involvement in WWI, but some Americans were still unconvinced that abandoning the state of neutrality was best for the nation. Nevertheless, WWI was one of the defining moments in world history because of its establishment of the League of Nations and later the United Nations, along with its indirect cause in establishing World War II. The film The Lost Battalion captured these events of WWI accurately and serves as a valid historical representation of the US military, the style of combat, and the German empire. The technology and tactics used during WWI are similar to that of the Civil War, yet are far less advanced than the present. With the United States’ entry into World War 1, the US had joined the fight against the Central Powers in Eastern France. The Lost…

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