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World War I Drews Hist 2112 1/30/2013 World War I The Great War The War to End All Wars Woodrow Wilson and the World – Concentrated Domestically Foreign meant “The Americas”-Wilson got US involved in Americas Nicaragua, Haiti and Dominican Republic Mexico Victoriano Huerta seized power, U. S. forced him into exile Poor people felt the U. S. had betrayed the goals of the revolt Pancho Villa led rebel army attacking U. S. interests-lot of songs about Villa, attacked US for them meddling in someone else’s business Wilson sent in 12,000 troops-a lot of troops, trying to stop attacks, one of the main triggers that brought US into World War I The European Crisis Germany defeated France in 1871 war – a lot of German people in France Annexed French provinces of Alsace and Lorraine Created tensions between the two European powers Germany wanted respect for its boundaries and wanted colonies to fuel its economy. Nationalism Threatened Austria - Hungary Faced Independence movements Serbian Assassinated Austrian Heir to Throne in Sarajevo Austria – Hungary Declared War on Serbia Serbia Allied with Russia Russia Allied with France France Allied with Great Britain Austria-Hungary Allied with Germany Germans Allied with Ottoman Turks against Russia Chain Reaction as each ally starts to declare war on one another Secret Treaties between Allies Guaranteed Selfish Gaines in Expected Wars with Neighbors. – War started June 1914

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