Updated: 2/3/2020
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  • We cannot make our sons to experience all the horror and cruelness of warfare! We want peace in America
  • Why do you support Germany in WWI? Don't you understand that Germany is “the bully of Europe?”
  • Because I am German descent! I am proud of my country
  • WHY DID YOU BLOCK neutral ports and mined the entire North Sea?????WHATTAHECK
  • Oh sorry, we just wanted to win this war
  • Some people believed that war was evil and that the United States should set an example of peace to the world. Many Americans simply did not want their sons to experience the horrors of warfare.
  • If you block our ports, then we will drown you with our U boats
  • Oh wow...
  • Americans were supporting Germany or England in WWI depending on their ancestry.
  • In telegram it says that if war with the United States broke out, Germany would support Mexico in recovering “lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.”
  • bad...very bad
  • British Blockade. By 1917, famine stalked the country. An estimated 750,000 Germans starved to death as a result of the British blockade.
  • Well, we are sorry, but...this is how it is
  • You killed our people! Now we will be against you
  • Germany responded to the British blockade with a counter-blockade by U-boats.Any ship found in the waters around Britain would be sunk—and it would not always be possible to warn crews and passengers of an attack.
  • Zimmermann note, a telegram from the German foreign minister to the German ambassador in Mexico that was intercepted by British agents
  • One of the worst disasters occurred on May 7, 1915, when a U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland. Of the 1,198 persons lost, 128 were Americans.
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