Tuesday, August 4, 2009

U.S. Proclaims Neutrality

The British Grand FleetFive years short of a century ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog proclaimed neutrality in the Great War.

Those United States were to remain formally neutral to the conflict for thirty months and two days, but it was a “neutrality” that contained diplomatic and supplying bias.

Also on the same day, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland declared war. Sir Edward Grey had talked about the lamps the night before.


Glorfindel said...

Would the world have been better off if America had stayed neutral? Would Britain have been better off if she had stayed neutral and saved her Empire?

J.K. Baltzersen said...

Most likely, yes!