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As a politician, he had noticed that the people of German descent in the USA never asked the US to support Germany; at best they supported non-intervention. The US citizens of English descent on the other hand actively supported the French/British cause and were in favor of a policy of support and even of joining the Allied war effort. Moreover, the US public and Wilson were revolted by the stories of German atrocities in Belgium, the torpedoing of the Lusitania by a German submarine and of German efforts to have Mexico declare war on the USA and reclaim Texas.

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