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  •  I think it was mostly about Wilson's need to (0+ / 0-)

    get himself involved in the process.  Also, the US economy was making a helluva lot of money off the war.

    At the beginning of the war, we sold everything to everybody.  After the Royal Navy blockaded the continent the German side was cut off.

    •  Well, yes. (1+ / 0-)
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      But I still don't see how our involvement in the Great War was the galvanizing factor that produced Hitler and WWII.

      The party of Kennedy is also the party of Eastland. The party of Javits is also the party of Goldwater. Where is our party? Where is the political party that will make it unnecessary to march on Washington?

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 11:08:02 AM PDT

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      •  If the US had not got into it, and they had to (0+ / 0-)

        settle it among themselves as a draw then perhaps no Hitler.  But no one can have any real idea what would have happened and what the hell is the point in worrying about it.  I'm not big on the alternative history thing.

        •  Yeah, and I'm not seeing that as really (0+ / 0-)

          compelling alternative history. I mean, it's not something particularly plausible like "What if Lee had decided to be Lincoln's general instead of fighting for the Confederacy" or something.

          I tried to go online to find a similar bear head...but when I searched “Big Bear Head” it gave me a San Diego craigslist ad entitled “Big Bear needs some quick head now” and then I just decided to never go on the internet again.

          by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 17, 2013 at 03:25:13 PM PDT

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