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[HIST206] - Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes fot the exam (36 pages long!)Premium

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Department
History
Course Code
HIST206
Professor
Anderson Katrina
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Final

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HIST206
FINAL EXAM
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World War I
How did we get involved?
Why were we so reluctant to be involved?
Origins of Conflict
We wanted to stay neutral
o Ma did’t eliee that e ere goig to get ioled hatsoeer
o Most American population
o Woodrow Wilson wanted to maintain neutrality
o We get pulled in by some events
Franz Ferdinand
o Assassination of Franz Ferdinand (June 28)
o Arch duke of Austria
o Triggered a series of events that lead to WWI
o Supported by Germany; declares war on Serbia
o Russia declares war on Austria
Russia declares war on Germany as well
France gets involved because of an alliance
o Great Britain comes in on August 4th
Declares war on Germany
o Germany, Austria, Turkey, and Bulgaria formed one alliance (Central Powers)
o Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan (Allies)
o Great Britain uses resource from empire
Uses troops from:
Australia
New Zealand
India
Canada
South Africa
o Fighting done in Africa, East Asia, and Europe
American Attitudes
President Wilson: eutral i fat as ell as i ae… ipartial i thought as well as
atio
o NEUTRALITY!!!
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o Impossible to stay neutral
o His perspective changes
o Sympathizes with Great Britain as their Mother Country
Part of their culture
Where they came from
Economy of War
We are in a Great Depression
War can be an economic stimulus for the United States
Selling goods to countries is allowed to fighting country
o Legal within proclamation of neutrality
Indirectly provides aid to Great Britain
o Germany was sold less goods
o Seen as threat
We serve as a bank
We loan money to Great Britain
o Undermine neutrality
o Loan reached $2 billion
o Germany was loaned 100 times less
The Diplomacy of Neutrality
1909 Declaration of London
o done by US and International Coalition
Set up laws for neutral nations
Germany agrees
Britain refuses to agree
Everything is laid out in the declaration
iperatie eessit
o created by Woodrow Wilson
o Britain needs to violate these laws
o Gives them sanction to do this
o Red flag for Germany
o If Gera does the sae thigs, the do’t get i troule ad puished
January 1915
o Yield even further to Great Britain
o GB can take whatever they want overseas by the United States they want
everything
We give Great Britain more leeway
Germany gets no leeway
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