6. US WWI Late Entry

6. US WWI Late Entry - Karna Upadhyay American Foreign...

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Karna Upadhyay American Foreign Policy Assignment 6 I believe the fact that the United States was a late entrant into WWI was a good thing, if for perception only. By claiming neutrality until after the submarine attacks on the Lusitania and Sussex, the United States reaffirmed its somewhat disingenuous isolationist foreign policy mantra. Also, by applying a rather self-centered perspective, our late entry into the war led to the loss of a lot of blood and treasure for all of the European powers involved, resulting in the United State having a notable advantage after the conclusion of the war. However, I believe our late entry into the war was beneficial to United States foreign policy mostly in regards to perception of our policy and rhetoric. As stated above, the United States was able to still claim an isolationist stance to the affairs of Europe by noting that we remained neutral until Germany reinstated its submarine warfare. Instead of having to pick sides purely off of principles, the United States was able to claim we were motivated largely because
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course POLISCI 1104 taught by Professor Stevens during the Spring '09 term at MATC Madison.

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