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The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Before WW1 European countries decided to make mutual defense alliances which meant that if one got into war the other one had to back them up, this caused suspicion between european nations the countries that had alliances were Russia and Serbia, Germany and Austria-Hungary,France and Russia,Britain and France and Belgium, Japan and Britain
The Zimmerman Telegram
Bosnia wanted their independence so a group of men decided to shot the archduke while on a trip with wife to Sarajevo in convertible car on June 28 1914, so Austrian - Hungrian empire requested Serbia to stop the revolts and they denied it so on July 28 Austrian-Hungry declared war on Serbia
Money invested in war
In early 1915, Germany introduced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare in the Atlantic. So U-Boats were hunting and sinking merchant ships. The RMS Lusitania left New York on 1st May, 1915, with the final destination to Liverpool. On 7th May it was spotted off the coast of Ireland by U-20 and torpedoed and killed128 Americans, this caused outrage in the US.
United States Declaration of war against Germany
A telegram arrived to the germanic representative in Mexico from Zimmermann the germanic foreign secretary who proposed a secret alliance between Mexico and Germany if the Usa was to get into the war. This telegram was intercepted by britain and was sent to the USA
The US had financial interest in the war in Europe. American businesses and banks made huge loans to the Allies. If they didn’t win then they were unlikely to get their money back.
On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a special joint session of the United States Congress for a declaration of war against the German Empire.