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World War I and its Aftermath Chapter 21 Short Answer: As you read Chapter 21 of The American Yawp , answer the following prompts/questions in your own words to the best of your ability. 1. Describe the political atmosphere in Europe in the years leading up to World War I? - They seen as a great political power in the time leading up 2. Explain how the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event in of itself that should have remained a regional conflict, became the spark of World War I? - Because the assanition was done by a siberan the blame was placed on them 3. America’s position in the early years of World War I was that of remaining neutral “in fact as well as in name.” Analyze the validity of this statement. - In the war's early years, America did in fact stay neutral but eventually ended up siding with the uk and france. 4. Why did the United States enter World War I? - The germans attacked U.S ships - 5. In what way(s) was the United States ready war? In what way(s) was the United States not ready for war?

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