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The United States was never neutral throughout The Great War despite Wilsons declaration of neutrality and a direct declaration of war against the Central Powers was an inevitable occurrence When war erupted in Europe in 1914 it was impossible for the United States an emerging world power to avoid conflict despite its efforts to President Wilson immediately issued a declaration of neutrality because entering into a war would be against the prevalent progressive spirit of the time and America had a tradition of avoiding European conflicts whenever possible Before the war the United States traded with both the Allied and Central Powers Great Britains powerful navy quickly took control of the Atlantic and set up a blockade cutting off American trade with Germany Germany on the other hand attacked British supply lines with their new invention the U-boat The United States accepted Great Britains blockade and stopped trade with Germany although a demand by the United States that free trade be allowed would surely have been agreed to On the other hand instead of accepting Germanys attempt to stop American shipping to the Allies Wilson demanded that Germany stop all attacks on American ships but accepted nearly the same thing when perpetrated by the British While trade with the Central Powers was completely cut off trade with the Allies nearly quadrupled from 0825 to 32 billion This was also in addition to the two billion dollars loaned to the Allied governments by the United States The population of America although against involvement in the war supported the Allied cause This was due to both the cultural similarities and roots shared between the United States and Great Britain and the large scale British propaganda campaign in America in an attempt to get the United States involved in the war The propaganda along with German practices of sinking ships without giving passengers a chance to escape and attacking the neutral country of Belgium both of which violated
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