Loans and Peace

Loans and Peace - Loans and Peace: American opinion: Many...

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Loans and Peace: American opinion: Many Americans of German and Irish ancestors favored Germany in the war. The most officials in the government favored France due to common language, economic ties and culture. They viewed Britain and France as those of democracy and thought of Germany as the military. Staying neutral is going to become difficult. Initially Wilson didn’t allow load to powers but in 1915 the government allowed banks to other states, and these loans favored the fresh and the British. 2 billion was loans to France and Britain and 27 million to Germany. US trade also soared during to war: 3.2 billion to the French and the British and 29 million t the Germans. You also had increasing Wilson’s own desires to be the peace maker for the war. He hoped to fashion an international system based on liberal democracy. On several occasions he tried to act as a negotiator to the conflict but none was ready to listen to him. He began to realize that the only was to have a say on the peace table was to engage in
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2008 for the course HIST 106 taught by Professor Work during the Spring '08 term at Texas College.

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