Zimmermann Telegram
Updated: 1/11/2020
Zimmermann Telegram
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  • Keep Us Out of War! Vote for Wilson!
  • We are going to torpedo any and all ships we come across in the Atlantic!
  • German H.Q.
  • Yes Sir!
  • We have Sunk the British Lusitania!
  • General, I have a great secret plan in the works! It is in case the United States enters the war against us.
  • Germany
  • Coded Telegram to German Minister to MexicoDear Mr. Heinrich Von Eckardt,If the U.S. decides to enter the war on the side of the Allies, you will negotiate with Mexico a plan to attack the U.S. In return, Germany will reward you with your lost territories of Arizona,Texas, and New Mexico. Arthur Zimmermann, German Foreign SecretaryP.S.Can you try and get Japan to join the Axis powers?
  • I sent a telegram right to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, and the fool, having no idea what it said, sent it right along to our German Embassy in D.C. who then sent it to our man, Eckardt, in Mexico!
  • Ha! What fools, those Americans! Thank you Arthur!
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