The Impact Of Us Entry Into World War I

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The Impact of US Entry into World War I

Introduction
President Woodrow Wilson weighed his decision to enter World War I carefully, but the ramifications of the choice became apparent only after the war had concluded. German aggression spurred the United States into World War I. The country’s involvement impacted economic, military, political, social and foreign affairs. In addition, World War I impacted other nations, including the Allies and the Central Powers as well as countries that were not directly involved in the war. While World War I affected relations between the United States and other countries, peace between the US and allied western powers was sought. This peace was achieved through the vehicle of treaties. These various treaties posed agreements that collaborating countries had to respect. President Woodrow Wilson 's decision to declare war with Germany in World War I had far-reaching consequences that affected domestic and international affairs.
Background
The world stage shaped Woodrow Wilson’s decision to declare war with Germany. Before the onset of World War I, the German government had unspoken objectives; but when the war began, those goals became well known (Thompson). Germany and France had been enemies for decades before 1914 when the war began. Germany’s first goal was to weaken the French military and annex certain regions. Along with annexation of certain regions in France, Germany wanted to dominate Europe economically and politically. This…
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