What role did bias play in Americans' response to World War I?

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The U.S. government was quite biased against Germany during WWI.  Early on in the war, the British navy cut the German transatlantic cable; this act made sure that only pro-Allied news concerning the war left Europe.  German use of unrestricted submarine warfare was considered barbaric, but no one in America looked at the humanitarian damage wrought by the mining of the North Sea, which caused starvation conditions in Germany before the end of the war.  Also, the German army was considered barbaric for its actions against Belgium, though there was little evidence of war crimes there.  British artists recruited for the war effort made Germany appear sinister; many even described the German army as "Huns," thus evoking the image of...

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