Sound Off: Political Considerations Of The Great War

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Sound Off: Political Considerations 1. What political considerations/constraints impacted the conduct of the conflict? The Great War initially had no clear political objective subsequently this created tension between the European powers involved. Victory and the annihilation of the opposing force eventually became the ultimate goal. The animosity between both sides caused one of the bloodiest conflicts in European history. 2. How did the Military respond to these? General Pershing along with the American public understood the futility of the European conduct in the conflict. American allies were in desperate need of reinforcements as their fronts had sustained high casualties. Disagreements between General Pershing and European allied commanders in regards to the role of American forces in the Great War impeded immediate American intervention from occurring. At last the Allied powers need for reinforcements outweighed their feelings of how they should be used. Therefore they gave into General Perishing’s request, the Americans now occupied their own front and became involved in the European slaughter. 3.…show more content…
What impact did the domestic issues have on the war? President Woodrow Wilson’s Southern roots and religious influenced the way he portrayed the conflict in Europe to the American people. Subsequently Wilsons made the American people feel morally superior to the Europeans, initiated the commencement of the American moral crusade to save Europe. Military the United States was unprepared to enter the Great War, America lacked the manpower and resources to aid its European allies immediately. Consequently these factors caused American involvement and loss in the war to be substantially lower than that of its European
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