A History of the
The Great Seal of the United States of America: Of many, comes one
Goal: Total Victory
Prelude: The American Psyche and World War I (below)
Part 1: The Ignorant Era
Chapter 1: Interbellum
Chapter 2: Fascist Consolidation: The Rhineland, The Onslaught, The Boiling Point
Chapter 3: The Departure: The Treaty of Munich and FDR's last straw, America's Great Schism, The Second Sino-Japanese War
Chapter 4: Fascism’s early triumphs: The Fall of Poland, The Fall of Scandinavia and the Low Countries, The Fall of France and Great Britain
Part 2: The Awakening
Chapter 5: Sides Chosen: The Chinese Catastrophe
Prelude: The American Psyche and World War I
The United States of America finally committed itself to military force in the First World War in 1917, after having watched the bloodiest conflict unravel over the previous three years. It was the common belief of our forefathers that if the fragile, experimental, American Democracy was to succeed, it must separate itself from the entangling nature of European alliances. Since the US found itself sitting securely with the natural, monumental barriers of two great oceans, she had no viable reason to invite many hundreds of thousands of her youth to the butcher shop, as her European counterparts had been doing for some time.
America did, however, have a free market economy which stood to gain from the bloodiest war in human history. Through the sale of supplies and ammunition, America profited from France and Britain (Triple Entente), which were fighting Germany and Austria-Hungary (Central Powers) for their survival. Finally, with the German adoption of “unrestricted submarine warfare” being used against American cargo ships, the loss of the American civilian vessel “Lusitania”, and the “Zimmerman telegram” sent to Mexico by Germany in hopes of a German-Mexican alliance against the US, the need for war increasingly weighed upon the public’s conscience. With Russia’s departure from the war, the Entente’s need for another world power to step in and tip the balance scale in the other direction became apparent. For better or worse, on April 6th, 1917, the United States of America formally announced its entry into World War 1.
With the arrival of countless fresh and battle-ready Americans supplementing the valiant but exhausted French and British, the end of the war was in sight. The total effect of America’s involvement on the final outcome of the war is legitimately arguable- but it’s certain their green, cocky soldiers were a God’s send to the millions of exhausted Allies at the front. Just a year and a half after America’s official entry, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the war was over.
An African-American regiment marches to the front
Many American soldiers quickly adapted to their new lifestyle in the trenches
An agreement to end the war with an armistice is finally signed in a railway carriage in the French forest of Compiègne...
...Immediately after the stalemate and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the US disbanded its army and went into an even deeper period of isolationism...