Ho, Huy Assignment #13 The Great War.docx - The Great War Discussion Board#13 Section A 1 The United States was unprepared in nearly every respect for

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The Great War Discussion Board #13: Section A: 1. “The United States was unprepared in nearly every respect for modern war.” It was interesting to read this part in the chapter. As American declared war on Germany on April 4 th of 1917. The United States didn’t obtain military level of the Army nor the Navy to where it needed to be. It relies mainly on volunteered. During this time the development of the Selective Service Act of 1917 went in to affect. 2. “During the war, more soldiers died from influenza than combat. The pandemic continued to spread after the Armistice before finally fading in the early 1920s. No cure was ever found.” The influenza pandemic hit military training camps all over America and later to the world. The influenza “flu” virus also altered to a much deadlier version. A report from the Surgeon General of the Army revealed that “while 227,000 soldiers were hospitalized from wounds received in battle, almost half a million suffered from influenza.” This number was a shocker to read.

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