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Although having helped since 1915 the Entente powers with goods and armaments, the US remained neutral until April 1917; the German unlimited submarine warfare, which caused great economic damages, forced finally the government to enter the war. In the first period, with the exception of the fleet, the military contribution of the US forces was limited; since the early months of 1918 hundreds of thousand of soldiers were deployed on the Western front, changing the unstable equilibrium on the...
On 2 April 1917 the Congress of the United States of America voted the entry into the war against Germany and the Central Powers, though the President Thomas Woodrow Wilson was not fully convinced of the opportunity to take part the conflict. The Americans, so far remained rather indifferent to the conflict, finally plying the ocean to participate as protagonists, and not as spectators, to the war.
The Army arriving in Europe is a melting pot of ethnicities and cultures, fruit of the union of...
The American entrance into the war, in April 1917, broke the bloody stalemate in the European conflict. The USA were by far the strongest industrial power worldwide, with immense potential of men and means, and the situation changed in favour of the Entente powers.
 
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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