End of WWI
As Germany continued to lose, states became more and more independent, as the government could not care for them, as they were tied to the war. As a result, states developed more authority, and had power over the National Government.
The Election of 1916
Woodrow Wilson, who kept a neutral policy during the war, even as Germany sunk all ships heading to Britain. As a result, many senate members grew extremely hostile to Woodrow Wilson. They rallied against him with Henry Cabot Lodge, a staunch war supporter. In the 1916, the republicans, fueled with an angry populace dissatisfied with the President and his party, they voted out Democrats and voted in Republicans. Henry Cabot Lodge was made president and his first order of business was declaring war on Germany. With American re-inforces, and with Russia being supported by the Americans, The Centrals were defeated on May 4th, 1917.
The Treaty of Kiev
The allies immediately had three points in mind.
1. Tax Germany heavily for the war.
2. Get Germany to destroy most of its military.
3. Establish the Central powers as controlled by the allies with pro-allies view.
Allies achieved to get Germany to pay for almost the entire war, and have it military reduced to only 30,000 personnel.
In order to align Germany and other Central Powers to pro-Allies views, they destroyed the monarchy in The Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary, and Germany. Bulgaria was spared this, as it agreed to giving some land.
1. Britain gained Arabia and Palestine.
2. France gained All the land to Baden-Wuttemburg.
3. Russia obtained all of Poland.
There were other minor land gains.
Tensions in Germany