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Nothing Less Than WarA New History of Americas Entry into World War I$
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Justus D. Doenecke

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813130026

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.001.0001

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The Earliest Debates

The Earliest Debates

August 1914—March 1915

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(p.19) 2 The Earliest Debates
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Nothing Less Than War
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Justus D. Doenecke

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.003.0002

When news of the Serbian crisis in August 1914 reached America, many citizens expressed relief that the US was geographically isolated from Europe. Although many chose to remain neutral, some people soon began to pick sides. Germany's invasion of Belgium proved to be a turning point for many Americans. To them, a powerful nation had decimated a small neighbor, a peaceful country had found its neutrality violated, and a lawless power had broken an international treaty and in the process dishonored itself. Soon after, some of the country's most prominent leaders would argue over whether the government should increase the navy's preparedness, allow the extension of loans to belligerent governments, and impose an arms embargo.

Keywords:   Woodrow Wilson, World War I, neutrality, Germany, Serbia, Belgium, military preparedness, arms embargo, belligerent governments

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