So Wilson and the Germans were obviously working towards peace and British and
French were furious that this was being done behind their backs. They had objections to
Wilsons pro-German approach (as they saw it). Suspected German motive was to
November 1917 Bolshevik revolution Bolsheviks take over and ceasefire with
Germans begin. Bolsheviks wanted peace and land. A little later, we find that Lenin-led
Bolshevik rev made peace with Germans.
Knockout blow in 1918 Germans invaded France - caused
German thought process went as follows: they were thinking they had enough
boats to push British out of the war quickly (food blockades, etc stopping food
from India, etc). Thus, even when the act brought the US in, Germans felt US
naval power was not eno
Germans realized they could use a weapon to prevent this alliance from helping Britain.
Britain almost starved out because of submarines. German method was extremely
successful. Uboat menace was the key for wests success against central powers.
Britain kept getting money from the US and because the US was entering a
serious recession, they welcomed it (especially because it was legal see above).
This was very fortunate for the US government. Legality and respectability was
preserved while the US
Britain came in on Frances side and French were able to hold on against Germans
in the first four weeks. So the Germans were slow to get to the eastern front. Now it
would be a war of attrition. Germany would fight in the western front.
Evolves into trenc
Germany was also great at art, philosophy, etc but also had a strong military tradition.
French and German war in 1871 Germany won caused a lot of tension. FrancoGerman tension caused the war. French resented and feared this over-mighty power on
World War 1 Repercussions
Era of Violence: the war, like the French Revolution, was ushering in an era of violence.
War itself was shocking in a lot of ways, mostly for blood letting.
But also, use of new weapons was shocking.
Technology was big here. Ubo
P. 46 54: In the first essay, Thomas J. Knock of Southern Methodist University delivers
a sympathetic but not uncritical assessment of Wilson. Knock argues that Wilson drew on
both progressive and conservative internationalists in pursuing neutrality towa
Wilsonian Era Notes MP Book
When a German U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania on May 7, 1915, killing 1,198,
including 128 Americans, President Woodrow Wilson sent a strong note to Berlin. The
May 13 warning, Document 1, demands that Germany