Should The U.S. Enter The Great War?

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  The Great War, later known as World War I (WWI), was consider the first modern war, and was fought between two alliances of nations. World War I is consider the first modern war because of the advancements in weapons and size of armies and navies that was used in this war, such as machine guns, poison gas, hand grenades, tanks, submarines, and airplanes. The two alliances of nations was the Allies and the Central Powers. The Allies consists of Great Britain, France, Russia, Serbia, Luxembourg, Ireland, Romania, Greece, Belgium (after Germany disregards their neutrality and invades their nation in order to get to France) , Montenegro, Portugal, Albania, and Italy (after 1915). The Central ...view middle of the document...

S. will stay neutral. In case that the U.S. do not stay neutral, the Germans will make a temporary alliances with Mexico. Mexico would attack the U.S., and at the end of the war, if the Central Powers win, Mexico will regain their lost territory of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Before Washington D.C. received this message, three years ago, The Lusitania, which was a cruiser used to ferry people and goods across the Atlantic Ocean between the United States and Great Britain, on May 7, 1915, was sunk by a German torpedo which had 128 Americans killed and probably 1,260 people died in total. This event already aggravated the Americans and changed their opinions to entering the war. Now, Germany is trying to harm America again, and this time it will not go away that easily.
  The Zimmermann Telegram, not only can it be related with the Sinking of the Lusitania to support the U.S. to enter the war, it can also be related with Theodore Roosevelt’s Big Policy which was also known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. In Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, it states that, “In cases of wrongdoing by Latin American countries, the U.S. might exercise ‘The International Police Power.’ ” This quote means that if by any chance, Latin American countries did something wrong toward the U.S. or the other Latin American countries, the U.S. May use their International Police Power to restore order. Even though the Zimmermann Telegram never got to Mexico, and Mexico never attack the U.S., but Germany’s intention for Mexico to attack the U.S. ; to do the wrong thing, was not acceptable. The U.S. should enter the war on the side of the Allies, and defeat the Central Powers which consists of Germany in order to get their revenge on everything that Germany had done to them.
  Although many people, events and documents support the U.S. to enter World War I, there are people, and documents that does not support the U.S. To enter World War I. For example, Washington’s Farewell Address. In Washington’s Farewell Address, it states that, “It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world...” Washington wish that the U.S. is to stay in peace and neutral with the rest of the world. He does not want the U.S. To be any nations’s alliance and to be involve in their business with other...

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