The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a group of Serbians developed into the Great War, also known as World War 1. Europe became divided into coalitions; France, England, Russia, and Italy became known as the Allied Powers while the Central Powers consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, each country supporting their allies in an effort to combat the opposing side. President Woodrow Wilson however managed to keep the United States neutral, at least for his first term.
Since the war was in session, the use of weapons, food, and supplies to aid soldiers was vital for the participating countries. Keeping this in mind, England implemented a blockade against Germany, which prevented other countries to ship goods to Germany with the motive to hurt their economy and weaken their military. It seemed to work since it became crucially difficult for countries, including the U.S to import goods to Germany. Similarly, a few years later Germany imposed a blockade to forbid weapons from being shipped to England; bombing any ship that disobeys this policy.
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...ublic Informatipn used propaganda to express this idea onto the Americans. Often during times where one nation must prove themselves or fight another nation, nationalism grows strong. There was the belief of protecting the United States as well as the democracy it was built on. Nationalism brings out the obligation of wanting to protect the U.S at all costs.
Regardless of the belief that the United States should have followed a strict avoidance of foreign affairs, the reasons for entering war such as the responsibility that Woodrow Wilson had of protecting the nation against potential German threats deemed as factors important enough to participate in war. Today we notice the repercussion of the war. Thanks to the American participation in the Great War, we are aware of women’s efforts on the home front and the advancement of technology including munitions.
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- The Great War, which is also known as World War 1 began in the year 1914, after a series of events erupted in the 20th century. The Great War was global however, the western front was greatly affected. The causes of the Great have been greatly debated and still remain quite controversial. While the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand has played a significant role in the Great War there are several profound factors that contributed to the start of the Great War. In many cases the assassination was more so seen as the spark or the last straw that caused the war.... [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]
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