ALTRALANG Journal
Volume 2, Numéro 1, Pages 65-72

The First World War And The Reasons Behind The American Intervention (1914-1917)

Authors : Benabdi Farouk .

Abstract

The First World War broke out in Europe in 1914, and was the result of a number of accumulating factors that encompassed the political, the economic, the social and the military. The conflict involved the participation of different countries, and the neutrality of others. Among the neutral countries was the United States of America (USA) which decided to remain neutral. However, its implication in the conflict against Germany was inevitable mainly because it saw its economic interests threatened in Europe. Therefore, this article tackles the context of the First World War and why the USA took part in the conflict.

Keywords

First World War ; USA ; Conflict ; Reasons for Intervention ; Participation in the War