When World War I began there was no question that the United States would remain neutral. The United States, President Woodrow Wilson didn't want to enter the European War or any other war for that matter. However as the war continued, it became obvious that the United States would no longer sit on the sidelines. German submarines had sunk American tankers and the British liner, Lusitania, killing almost twelve hundred people, including 128 Americans. This convinced Wilson to enter World War I, on the allied side. As the war continued, Wilson outlined his peace program, which was based on fourteen main points. Wilson was more interested in peace than capturing German colonies. Nevertheless as the Allies began discussions of the peace treaty, the European allies rejected Wilson's ideas and reasoning. This soon saw the allies seeking revenge and Germany to be hurt economically and socially by its enemies.
Britain and Germany were always rivals. Before the war, Germany challenged Britain's famous powerful and unstoppable navy by... [continues]
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