final his 2.docx - What led Europe into World War One was...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 2 pages.

What led Europe into World War One was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, verysoon after the alliances are formed. The alliances in place were Russia, France, England, and Italy, and onthe opposing side were Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Turkey. Already, major battles had taken place,the battle of Somme and the battle of Verdun. During these battles, America declared its neutrality andpushed the American people not to choose sides. Since the U.S had the means to support the allies, bothsides wanted a part of the U.S economy. But only allies purchased goods and supplies from the UnitedStates. Britain held the largest navy army and controlled the Atlantic Ocean, which they used to create ablockade cutting off German trade. But fear spread that the allies could run out of money. The U.S wasworried because of the abundance of profit; the United States had gained from them. They turned toprivate businesses, specifically J. P Morgan's son, for help. Wilson allows for him to give out the loansthat they were requesting. The U.S then became the supplier and banker for the allies, this is how theU.S got involved in the war. The Germans weren't happy about this and started sinking ships. In 1915,

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 2 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Spring
Professor
Zhang

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture