While the United States proclaimed itself as a neutral country in the beginning of the devastating first World War, many disagree with the statement that America wanted to remain neutral for various reasons. World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, then quickly escalated to division into two sides between European countries; including the Allied Powers, which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Since the United States made it obvious they favored the Allied Powers before they entered World War I, the other countries against these nations took this friendliness between the countries and America as a threat and interference of war. This resulted in the Central Powers noticing an unfair disadvantage for themselves. If the U.S. was truly neutral, they would not have interfered in war with the accomodations relating to their connections with Britain.
Megan Dees 4/6/17 History Common Assignment When the war began to end, president Woodrow Wilson began to put his peace plan into full effect. The president believed that the cause of World War 1 was due to the fundamental flaws in the international relations of countries. His plan was known as the fourteen points, which showed his vision of what would make world peace. Wilson says that reductions to trade barriers, and fair adjustment of colonies would decrease sentiments that will lead to war. President Wilson proposed an international organization which compromised with all of the world’s nation’s representatives that would help cease any conflict from escalating.
The type of peace, temporary or more permanent, depends on how long it will last as conflict is a part of human nature, leading to the conclusion peace can lead to war. A temporary peace can be compared to putting a band-aid over a bullet hole; it might hold and stop the blood on the surface but there’s much more damage in the inside. The Treaty of Versailles was a band-aid to the other world problems after WW1. First when the treaty was being written the US, Britain and France could not agree to which degree the terms against Germany should be. The US wanted “peace without victory”, France wanted to cripple Germany and gain security from the treaty and Britain wanted middle ground of wat the US and Germany wanted (Treaty of Versailles: How America, France & Britain Benefited.).
It is unfair to force people to go to war, by forcing men to enlist in the army, the army force will not be as strong as it could be, and if conscription occurs, there’s an emotional toll to fighting. These few factors play a huge role in why I disagree with conscription. When the idea of conscription was passed and men were forced to fight in the war this took away the freedom of many.
During the Revolutionary War, the unity of the colonists was strong, as they had to fight against the British, despite the British having larger militia forces. In Document C, Richard Henry Lee stated that “all N. America is now most firmly united and as firmly resolved to defend their liberties ad infinitum against every power on Earth that may attempt to take them away.” This was said while the war was happening, and how British wouldn’t stop fighting the colonists until they got their money from taxes. The British were determined to fight until they won, despite how much it hurt both sides. Lee states how despite the size of the conflict, Americans will continue to fight together to win their freedom. Document E is a part of the Continental Congress in 1775 that discusses how Americans needed to bear arms.
The League of Nations was established in 1919 as the idea born in Woodrow Wilson, who was president of the United States of America. The purpose of the League of Nations was to establish an international body of nations devoted to maintain peace, ensure the treaty of Versailles was being upheld and to never let the possibility of war breaking out. Despite the mission being set out, the whole thing was arguably a failure. Granted social services on their part were successful, the main objectives that were important were undermined by the self-interest of the respective members in the League. Different factors come into play but this remains the biggest, as many countries weren’t interested in supporting the leagues as their own economic problems
They wanted nothing to do Britain because it prevented them from trading and communication with Britain 's enemies. This made sense for most of the colonists and saying that they will never be able to do what they want as a country if they are apart of a powerful yet despised empire of the world. Explain why it mattered that the colonists decided to break free It mattered a lot more than realized at the time because of the effect it had on the Colonies, Britain and the rest of the World. It allowed America to become free and prosper into a great nation. It also opened a gateway into something of a quarrel with many competing countries because they thought Great Britain was vulnerable because they had lost to their once controlled subjects, who were poorly trained and equipped with weapons to win a war.
Most importantly, American combat in Vietnam resulted in the death of 56,000 and left 300,000 wounded. This massive loss of lives was devastating to the United States, especially because the Vietnam War resulted in a loss and did little to inhibit the spread of Communism in Vietnam. Other losses included the $118 billion that was poured into the war effort. This money was spent as a waste, much like American lives were killed wastefully. The third way that the Vietnam War impacted America negatively was the negative impact that it had on the morale of the country.
However, because the clergy and the nobility both opposed paying taxes, the Third Estate would continue bearing the brunt of the crisis. With this in mind, the Third Estate resisted the injustice and by deciding to make their own National Assembly that truly did represent the people and gave itself control over taxes. In a short time, some members from the other estates joined them in their act of resistance. This was a prominent tipping point from which France tumbled faster and faster into the
A great leader who left an important legacy through military prowess, being a liberator and world connector, and a remarkable King. Given these statements, Alexander was an apprehensive strategist with all wins and no losses. He inspired other great military figures to, in a way, follow in his footsteps. He was also a liberator who freed polises from Persian rule and brought about new discoveries and ideas. Although known for his anger and his war driven mind, Alexander was a fair and valiant King to his people.