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United States of America

Uncle Sam weighs the lives lost in the German sinking of the Lusitania (and other ships, as seen on the horizon) to his cash flow from selling weapons and other supplies to the combatants, particularly the allies. The moneybags have tipped the scales. A 1916 postcard by Em. Dupuis.

Uncle Sam weighs the lives lost in the German sinking of the Lusitania (and other ships, as seen on the horizon) to his cash flow from selling weapons and other supplies to the combatants, particularly the allies. The moneybags have tipped the scales. A 1916 postcard by Em. Dupuis.

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A l'ombre, de la Liberté



In the Shadow of Liverty



On the coffin and the ship in the distance, 'Lusitania'

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Neutrality

Hoover and Belgian relief

1915

April, ??? Lusitania

The Bethlehem Steel submarines to Canada [Gilbert]

October 22, 1915, Kaiser complaining to Gerard about financial help for Britain and France, and about submarines built in America and escorted to Britain by ships of the American navy.

1916

November, 1916, Wilson re-elected. He kept us out of war.

1917

Germany’s plan called for victory through unrestricted submarine that would starve Great Britain. They resumed it on January 31, 1917. All shipping with the war zone around the British Isles would be sunk on sight. By April, Germany was sinking their goal of 1,000,000 tons of shipping per month, and had achieved Bethmann Holweg’s fear of bringing the United States in the war.

Zimmerman telegram intercepted, published in American papers.

April 6, 1917, the United States declares war on Germany and ?????? Taylor, p. 170, the US is the “most ruthless and intolerant” of the combatants, on a moral crusade. An Associated Power, not an Ally. No American tanks and few American planes ever made it to France. The US gives money to the Allies, but ????? for spending on US goods????, and US is buying everything up.

December 31, 1917, 250,000 Americans in Europe.

1918

During ??? Operation Michael Lloyd George appeals to Wilson for troops. Pershing agrees American troops can be used as reinforcements in British and French armies.

United States of America is a country.

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Statistics for United States (1)

Type Statistic
Population 91,972,266

People from United States (5)

Last Name First Name Full Name Role
Luke Frank Frank Luke
Pershing John J. John Pershing
Rickenbacker Eddie Eddie Rickenbacker
Wilson Woodrow Woodrow Wilson
York Alvin Alvin York

Books about United States (6)

Title Author Last Name Author First Name
World War I and America Berg Scott
The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I Coffman Edward M.
My Four Years in Germany Gerard James W.
A Journal from our Legation in Belgium Gibson Hugh
Over Here, 1914–1918; Vol. V of Our Times Sullivan Mark
With the French Flying Corps Winslow Carroll Dana