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In 1914, a Serbian nationalist murdered Archduke Franc Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Due to the strong alliances, France, Russia, Britain, and Japan, the Allies, found themselves at war with Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman empire, the Central Powers.
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New advancements in technologies further amplified the war, whether that reasoning was to protect or attack. War technology includes submarines, airplanes, machine guns, tanks, and poison gas. This weaponry caused mass slaughter.
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With the tensions growing between the countries in Europe, each countries stuck closely with their allies in order to not only help their allies but to protect themselves. WWI became a world war due to the involvement of many countries.
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Around the 1910s, Germany has sunk British vessels, the Sussex and the Lusitania, in which Americans and British-Americans felt that it was more of a reason to join the war. The sinking of the ships were recognized by international law, so Wilson first responded by sending diplomats to Germany to protest then later joining the European war.
By 1917, Britain had exhausted their sources as well as suffered a credit crisis. Some argued this could have stopped any overseas shipments, in which the U.S. really profited on by having the largest and agricultural economy. Due to these fears, the U.S. decided to intervene and help the British.
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In 1917, British Spies intercepted the Zimmermann Telegram, a message from the German foreign secretary calling Mexico to join the Germans and go against the United States. It promised Mexico to help recover lost territory from the United States. Wilson then went to Congress to officially declare war on Germany, hoping to make the world safe for democracy.