End of WWI - February 18, 2008 End of WWI Notion of end to...

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February 18, 2008 End of WWI Notion of end to war was more appealing by end of 1917 At home, political parties in Italy, Germany, & France were pressuring govt’s to reach compromise Germany hopeful after Russian Revolution miscalculated how powerful American entry would be By 1917, real political leadership in Germany had gone from Kaiser William II to the generals Hindenburg & Ludendorff decided to launch an offensive to break gridlock March 1918 They panicked came to realization that Germany was not going to win Politicians were surprised expected to win told to approach Americans & come to peace terms based on Woodrow Wilson 14 Points equal peace for everyone Americans not interested in talking to Germans Wilson considered it a war for democracy Germany was not democratic
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PHIL 320 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Montclair.

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