"...At the outbreak of the war, the United States pursued a policy of non-intervention, avoiding conflict while trying to broker a peace. When a German U-boat sank the British liner RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915 with 128 Americans among the dead, President Woodrow Wilson insisted that "America is too proud to fight" but demanded an end to attacks on passenger ships.
Wilson unsuccessfully tried to mediate a settlement.
...In January 1917, Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, realizing it would mean American entry.
...The German Foreign Minister, in the Zimmermann Telegram, invited Mexico to join the war as Germany's ally against the United States. In return, the Germans would finance Mexico's war and help it recover the territories of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.
...After the sinking of seven U.S. merchant ships by submarines and the publication of the Zimmerman telegram, Wilson called for war on Germany, which the U.S. Congress declared on 6 April 1917."
Today; What appears to be the same thing, only different.
A US president who looks weak.
A foriegn power who has been appeased and doesn't seem to care about US or European response.
Income inequality, created in many ways by the US printing money after 2008.
Food price inflation in Emerging Economies.
World wide social unrest.
Rising prices and unemployment for the middle and bottom.
ON Ukraine with Maps; Remember when Russia invaded Georgia during the Olympics?
"The Math That Predicted The Revolutions Sweeping The Globe"
Rail Traffic is a Leading Economic Indicator
"Wall Street high-tech/low-tech weapons used ...to control their casinos:"
"The Merger of State and Commerce"
"Fascism in the 21st century"
"...45,000 [Chinese] mainlanders were seeking to emigrate to British Columbia alone, with an estimated minimum combined wealth of not less than ...$11.6 billion."
"...the last (and only previous) time ...the US unemployment rate dropped from 10% to 6.6%, [was from June 1983 to December 1986]
Courtesy of Goldman Sachs; The further the dot goes to the left, the more the global economy is slowing down
Margin Debt, 1990 - 2013
"The State of the Union is Crap"
If mold continues to multiply after eating half a piece of cheese, what happens when demand exceeds supply?
"Sun's Current Solar Activity Cycle Is Weakest in a Century" and bizarre correlations