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The True Cause of World War 1 History books record that World War I started when the nations went to war to avenge the assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand the heir to the Habsburg throne on June 28 1914 This is the typical explanation But the revisionist historian knows just what caused and what the purpose was of the conflagration of World War I Up until Americas entry into this war the American people had followed the wise advice of President George Washington given in his farewell address delivered to the nation on September 17 1796 President Washington said It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world Why by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition rivalship interest humour or caprice President Washington attempted to warn the American people about getting embroiled in the affairs of Europe But in 1914 it was not to be There were those who were secretly planning Americas involvement in World War I whether the American people wanted it or not The Plan to Involve America in World War 1 The pressure to involve the American government started in 1909 long before the actual assassination of the Archduke Norman Dodd former director of the Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations of the US House of Representatives testified that the Committee was invited to study the minutes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as part of the Committees investigation The Committee stated The trustees of the Foundation brought up a single question If it is desirable to alter the life of an entire people is there any means more efficient than war They discussed this question for a year and came up with an answer There are no known means more efficient than war assuming the objective is altering the
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