Originally Posted by Amnorix
1917. The US Ambassador to Great Britian is given the Zimmerman Telegram. This famous telegram was published in full in the United States, and caused a public furor and contributed to the declaration of war by the United States against Germany and its allies on April 6th of that same year. Teh Zimmerman telegram was named after the Foreign Minister of the Imperial German governmnet, who sent the telegram to Mexico offering an alliance with Mexico in the event of the US declaring war against Germany. In return, Germany offered financial support and support for teh return of territories lost in the Mexican-American War.
If the Germans had actually pulled this off, I'd be mowing lawns for a living today and the Mexicans would be telling me to go back across the border to Kansas. I guess I owe some thanks to General Pershing.