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After the exit of Russia from the war, the US intervention in World War I shifted again tip the balance in favor of the allied powers. However, in the initial stages the contribution was mostly moral, due to the slowness with which American troops were deployed in Europe. Also regarding armaments American troops - with the exception of rifles - were fully equipped with English and French materials, whose factories were already producing armaments in surplus for its armed forces. Decisive from...
While in Europe raged a conflict that had no precedent in history for its breadth and intensity, the United States observed the situation from afar, remaining in isolation on the other side of the Atlantic, as spectators of a story that did not concern them. Only in April 1917 Americans decided to cross the ocean and actively participate in the war.

In January 1917, General John Pershing, appointed by President Woodrow Wilson, ended a series of military operations known as "Mexican...
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