Should the US have joined WW1 (economic focus)(1919 POV)
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-Everyone benefits, the workers have better working hours and pay, businesses have more money as a whole, therefore the us economy benefits as a result.
-The U.S. had huge economic investments with the British and French. If they were to lose, then they would not be able to pay the U.S. debt back,France and England were financing their war with US loans. Examples of this include buying massive amounts of arms from the US on credit. The US wanted to make sure that it got paid back. Therefore, America protecting their allies was not only a moral obligation but also an economic obligation.
-If the Allies (French and British) were not able to pay back all the loans made to them by the American bankers, the US's economy could collapse. Thus causing economic chaos in America.
-If the US did not join the war, the Germans would have won. This would have caused economic ruin and the spread of communism!
-There are endless examples of wars from Rome to early America in which the countries benefit after the initial post-war depression.
-Even different social groups benefited from the war. The African, immigrant, and woman workers all gained rights as the men went to serve in the war.
-Britain is an ally and trading partner (whom thus far have lent 2.25 billion to for war resources and arms)
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