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MONEY Any war is expensive if you are the country fighting it. But to have a large war around, and not be fighting one either side; one has a magnificent market for any and all produce used to maintain the combatents.

Americans are experiencing a war now; and paying for it at the same time; that sort of war, you had better be staying out of.

England's fighting in WW2, before America entered the war; cost her a bucket, and it was the beginning of the end of the British Empire. and sacrificed her world leadership position.

A better question is 'why did the US get involved at all?' The war was strictly a European affair, a mess the great powers got themselves into through interlocking alliances and stupidity. The US had pro-British prejudices because it was culturally and linguistically connected to Britain. There were strong financial connections as well, which became even stronger as the war progressed and the US became the chief war material and food supplier to the British, growing extremely wealthy in the process. Russia, allied with Britain and France, collapsed and signed a separate peace treaty with Germany and Austria Hungary in early 1917, virtually guaranteeing a total German victory and threatening major changes in the established world order. The US was unwilling to have this happen, and declared war on Germany in April 1917. Submarine warfare had almost nothing to do with the US entry into the war, and 'democracy' had absolutely nothing to do with the American decision. That was simple Propaganda.

---------- The us also wanted to stay neutral because one third of the population was made-up of European immigrants, and president Wilson did not want the different nationalities waging war on each other within the US.

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Most Americans felt that the war in Europe didn't concern us. The confrontations were based upon the histories of individual European countries and not with us.

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because the american dint have enough resourses to fights the war there army was very small and they dint have the money they needed to pay for the war........

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