On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany. Germany’s resumption of submarine attacks on passenger and merchant ships in 1917 became the primary motivation behind Wilson’s decision to lead the United States into World War I.
German forces fought the Allies on both the eastern and western fronts, although German territory itself remained relatively safe from widespread invasion for most of the war, except for a brief period in 1914 when East Prussia was invaded. History of Germany during World War I. Occupation Ostgebiete 1945–1949/1952 Modern history since 1990
If Germany had won on the Western Front, it would have acquired some French territory and maybe Belgium. The Germans probably wouldn’t have been able to enjoy their victory for long. Britain would have retained its independence, protected by its navy that might have continued the hunger blockade against Germany.Apr 6, 2017
28th of October Chronology. The general beginning of the war starts on the 28th of October though fighting had started as early as December 23rd between Saudi Arabia, and Iran. Turkey and Russia had started their invasions several days earlier before the declarations of war between NATO, and its allies against ACMF, and its allies.
The war changed the economical balance of the world, leaving European countries deep in debt and making the U.S. the leading industrial power and creditor in the world. Inflation shot up in most countries and the German economy was highly affected by having to pay for reparations.
World War I led to an economic and industrial boom, as factory owners known as “Merchants of Death” made billions off of supplying the Allies war effort. It created a vibrant middle class in this country that would strengthen all the way through the 1920s. After the wars, the US benefited as well.
When the war began, the U.S. economy was in recession. Entry into the war in 1917 unleashed massive U.S. federal spending which shifted national production from civilian to war goods. Between 1914 and 1918, some 3 million people were added to the military and half a million to the government.
Of course, World War II affected the entirety of American culture in various ways, but the war’s influence on American football culminated in 994 NFL personnel who served in the Armed Forces, 21 NFL personnel who were killed in action, and three NFL personnel who earned the Medal of Honor for actions during WWII, two…
The following day, British and German soldiers met in no man’s land and exchanged gifts, took photographs and some played impromptu games of football. After Boxing Day, meetings in no man’s land dwindled out. The truce was not observed everywhere along the Western Front.
Monuments. A Christmas truce memorial was unveiled in Frelinghien, France, on 11 November 2008. At the spot where their regimental ancestors came out from their trenches to play football on Christmas Day 1914, men from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers played a football match with the German Battalion 371.