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The United States had tried to keep out of the European conflict. America did not become officially involved in the war until April 1917

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The United States had tried to keep out of the European conflict. America did not become officially involved in the war until April 1917. Up until that point, America was officially neutral because most Americans did not want to get involved in the war. ...read more.

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But German submarines sank a British passenger liner (the Lusitania), with the loss of Americans lives. In 1917, merchant ships from neutral countries (including the USA) were regularly being attacked by German U-boats in a desperate attempt to stop supplies reaching the Allies. ...read more.

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- forced the U.S. to finally enter the war on 6 April 1917. U.S to the war was also brought in by U-boat campaign. The Allies received the benefit of fresh troops and large supplies of munitions, plus added protection for Atlantic conveys. USA brings in money, men and more equipment too. The end of the war was hastened by the arrival of the US troops because the Germans knew they could not defeat the American superpower. ...read more.

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