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Causes of Wwi U.S Involement Essay

  • Submitted by: dekeithw
  • on April 3, 2014
  • Category: History
  • Length: 356 words

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The Ottoman Empire joined the Central Powers to form the Triple Alliance with the signing of the August 1914 Turco-German Alliance. Turkey formally entered World War I on 28 October 1914 with the bombing of Russian Black Sea ports. The Triple Entente or Allied Powers declared war on the Ottoman Empire on November 4. The difference between these two wars are the United States wanted to help our allies in their need which why the U.S got involved.
“The U.S Enters WWI.” Prior to 1915 German subs had a policy of warning and allowing time to evacuate ships carrying passengers.” In 1915 the Lusitania was sunk without a warning over 120 Americans. When the war erupted in 1919 the Unites States attempted to remain neutral. Isolations transits foreign policy was encouraged by congress appearances about giving other countries. “America’s entry into the war made the spring of 1917 a movement to remove Germaniums from that country life.    
Two major factors led to Ottoman involvement on the side of the Central Powers:
German pressure and the opportunism of Turkish minister of war Enver Pasha. Other motives for
joining the Central Powers were the German victories early in the War and Turkey's friction with
the Triple Entente. Germany's aim was clear: to keep Turkey from joining the enemy (and by
gaining Ottoman support, encourage Romania and Bulgaria to enter the Alliance). The German
military mission of 1913 to Turkey under Liman von Sanders organized the Turkish army and
navy under German leadership and brought forth the Turco-German Alliance. The secret treaty
(only five people in Turkey were aware of it, one being Enver Pasha) was signed 2 August
In January 1918, massive strikes organized by left wing political parties. “In Germany the spread of pessimistic rumors proved so alarming that the military tried to vain to punish those who spread them. “ The financial burden of the war weighed upon all the bell gent population. In early 1918 one...

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