What central issues drew the United States deeper into international politics in the early years of the century?(1914-1920)

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The primary issues that drew the United States into the First World War was concern over what was happening in Europe.  With growing and emergent challenges in the region, the interaction of the United States was almost inevitable.  The growth of nationalism and imperialism both within Europe and outside of it, the dwindling of resources and economic opportunities, and the challenges posed to democratic nations helped to pull the United States into the conflict.  On the other side, some argue that the threat that the Central Powers posed to the economic interests of America also played a role in the entry into world conflict.

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World War I and the postwar Europe that followed was the central issue, but...

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