1917. An Important Year. Russia Surrenders. The Tsar Nicholas II had become very unpopular He was an autocrat (all power lay with him) Millions of Russians had died and the army was not doing well. Military defeats.
An Important Year
Such defeats continued because of:
● However German submarine attacks on American ships caused an outcry in the United States
● The Lusitania was sunk by Germany and 128 Americans drowned.
● Feelings among most Americans now ran very high after this.
● Germany wanted Mexico to join Germany in an alliance and attack America.
●This caused a storm of anti-German anger. America was moving closer to war.