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#19 - germanperv
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(07/16/2013) [-]
I dont get it
#20 to #19 - sittingwhale
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(07/16/2013) [-]
During one of the World Wars, i don't recall which, a german ambassador or something forgot some notes somewhere that were intended for mexico asking them to declare war on the US. I'm a little rusty about this, but thats the short, less detailed version of what happened.
#28 to #20 - rainbowmuffins
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(07/16/2013) [-]
It was during the Great War (World War). In 1917, the Foreign Secretary for the German Empire, Arthur Zimermann sent a telegram to Heinrich Von Eckardt, the German Ambassador in Mexico. Saying that if Mexico declares war on the U.S, Germany will help them win back New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. I know a lot more but I don't want to bore you with my picky details, but I hope this helps
#45 to #28 - learned
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Please do go on, I love that extra history lesson that they usually forget in school, you know some of the mainly unknown facts and such.
You can also pm me them, that'd be even better. But upto you pal.
#46 to #45 - Lmaoplanes
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(07/17/2013) [-]
The british intercepted the telegram and gave it to the Americans. The Mexican's didn't want in on it anyway, especially after the Americans already knew about it.

#115 to #46 - rainbowmuffins
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(07/21/2013) [-]
when the mexicans got it, they basically gave a note back saying "are you serious? we might not be the smartest nation but we are as sure as hell not stupid enough to invade the americans, you aren't across the border, so you don't see how strong and patriotic they are." Mexico basically said America is a strong opponent, and why they rejected the telegram offer, and sorry for any spelling mistakes or grammar mistakes, this is all from memory >_<
#47 to #46 - learned
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(07/17/2013) [-]
ooooooh. Know any other interesting facts about world war 1 or 2? Mostly the widely unknown facts .
For example the fact that the peace between germany and france was signed in a train wagon in France. And after Hitler had occupied France during the world war 2, Hitler made the french sign the surrender treaty(or what ever it was) in the exact same train wagon on German soil.
Something similiarish, aye?

Thanks in advance!
#111 to #47 - Lmaoplanes
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Not really sorry. Google's always your best friend though.
#96 to #47 - stijnybe ONLINE
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(07/17/2013) [-]
This is a fact about WW1 but i have no idea how well known this is so don't blame me if you already knew.

when christmas came during the trenchwars, both sides decided not to attack eachother and they began to exchange seasonal greetings and songs. at some places, the tension was even so low that both parties would venture into no-man's land to exchange all kinds of food and souvenirs.
#112 to #96 - learned
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Yeah, Knew that one, they also played football together. The british and the germans. But the authorities on both sides were furious about the incident and banned further similiar actions. About a year later germans wanted peace again, came out of their trenches with a white flag, but the british shot them on sight.
#116 to #28 - musclezglassez
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(08/14/2013) [-]
ZIMERMANN?!?!?
#24 to #20 - clarinetchick
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(07/16/2013) [-]
You're right. America found this telegram and we basically used it as our excuse to enter that wart.
#64 to #24 - retardedboss
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(07/17/2013) [-]
I thought the sinking of the Lusitania was what provoked America into WWI.
Although, I'm sure it was a multitude of things, and not one event.
#114 to #64 - rainbowmuffins
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(07/21/2013) [-]
You're right, this is my favorite part, the British had the zimmerman telegram for a while, but the germans were doing unrestricted submarine warfare, and the british had the blockade which pissed off americans because they were all for the open sea trade. but the british were waiting for another sinking like the lusitania, and then the germans sunk another ship, Edward Bell (the British Ambassador) went into the white house to the pissed off woodrow wilson and dropped off the note, which angered wilson more to the point where he wanted to declare war (Because Wilson won presidency again because of his neutrality in European conflicts) andddd that's about it
#32 to #24 - sloot
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(07/16/2013) [-]
getting bombed in Pearl Harbor might have had a little bit more to do with the US entering the war
#37 to #32 - Ruspanic
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Pearl Harbor was WWII, the Zimmermann Letter was WWI.
#35 to #32 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
******* idiot.
#25 to #24 - clarinetchick
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(07/16/2013) [-]
*war
#66 to #20 - anon
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(07/17/2013) [-]
WW1
#22 to #20 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
the 1st world war
#95 to #19 - comentator
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Did you guys thumb him down for not knowing something?

Really?

#99 to #95 - CRosBY
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#109 to #95 - germanperv
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(07/17/2013) [-]
If there is one dumb faggot who thumbs someone down the rest follows
If there is one dumb faggot who thumbs someone down the rest follows
#110 to #109 - comentator
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Yeah, FJ is like a monumet to the Domino effect.
#36 - mymiddleleg
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(07/16/2013) [-]
I dont get it
#38 to #36 - Lambda
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(07/16/2013) [-]
The Zimmermann Telegram. In the First World War, Germany tried to get Mexico on their side against the US.
#49 to #38 - tigermisu
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(07/17/2013) [-]
If anyone is wondering, the reason Mexico denied the offering was because it was currently in a civil revolution and there wasn't a real power group with stable control over the country.
#107 to #49 - anon
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(07/17/2013) [-]
They also knew they would never win. Germany was already beginning to lose, and the US had quadruple the amount of troops Mexico had, as well as better technology. Germany only wanted to try and weaken the US, and probably never would have helped. Germany was already surrounded on all fronts.
#108 to #107 - tigermisu
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(07/17/2013) [-]
True, but IIRC, the exact terms weren't a "Attack the US and we <3 u". Basically Germany would install outposts in our territory and would join up with our army. There's more to it... but Mexico was too busy with its own ****.
#44 to #38 - anon
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(07/17/2013) [-]
One of the main reasons the US joined in, if I recall correctly.
I mean, it was pretty much over it anyway, but at least we tried!
#94 to #44 - stijnybe ONLINE
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(07/17/2013) [-]
I believe the US joined in because the UK intercepted the message and send it to the US.
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#83 to #52 - anon
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#80 to #52 - jazzspeaks
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Arthur Zimmermann... As in the German ambassador in 1917....

Zimmermann telegram?

One of the kick starting forces in the U.S involvement in WW1?

.....not WW2

Seriously, does that part of history not come until 6th grade or something?
#82 to #80 - hangchangpang
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(07/17/2013) [-]
yes i was wrong my apologizes i just looked up not even a minute ago i was told that Hitler sent the telegram to mexico
#93 to #52 - africanking
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#103 to #52 - theicon
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#54 to #52 - ohemgeezus
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(07/17/2013) [-]
lmgtfy.com/?q=zimmerman+telegram


I wasn't aware google doesn't exist.
#59 to #52 - stevencolbert
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Level.... Of.... Stupid....
Level.... Of.... Stupid....
#97 - Iseewhatudidthar
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#92 - stijnybe ONLINE
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(07/17/2013) [-]
I thought i heard the name Zimmerman somewhere else.
#102 to #92 - tisjunkisdamnfunny
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(07/17/2013) [-]
tyga mentioned it in one of his songs off of well done 3
#79 - leddread **User deleted account**
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(07/17/2013) [-]
What a coincidence...
#53 - returnofarjay
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#61 to #53 - contradiction
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(07/17/2013) [-]
it made me feel smart
#8 - symmiie ONLINE
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(07/16/2013) [-]
More thumbs for you sir.
#5 - camerel ONLINE
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(07/16/2013) [-]
apparently i dont know my history as well as i thought anyone care to explain?
#6 to #5 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
the zimmerman telegram was a message from germany to mexico to join world war 1 on their side against the united states
#12 to #5 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Zimmerman Telegram: germany tried to get mexico to side with them in ww1. It was one of the main factors in the US entering ww1.
#7 to #5 - greatbear
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(07/16/2013) [-]
Google " The Zimmerman Telegram"
#41 to #7 - camerel ONLINE
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(07/16/2013) [-]
but then i wouldn't have these fun interactions!
#13 to #5 - ryangle
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(07/16/2013) [-]
the Zimmermann telegram was a message from the germans to the mexicans during world war 1 asking them for alliance. the germans did this in case the united states joined the war on the side of the UK, the germans would have allies to fight the united states on their homefront. thats more or less the just of it i believe, but there is also a thing called google.
#40 to #13 - camerel ONLINE
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(07/16/2013) [-]
OH YEA! all i can remember was the Kruger telegram, but the Zimmerman telegram is coming back to me now. thank you
#86 - thewalruss
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(07/17/2013) [-]
Have you realized that if Mexico would have attacked the US during the WWII, probably the US army would have stayed in the country and the allies would never have won the war??? O.o
#33 - anon
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(07/16/2013) [-]
son of a bitch, i wanted to make this. well done sir.
#70 - oldnigger
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(07/17/2013) [-]
I was planning on doing this but lazied out. Thanks for showing me it would be successful op
#58 - stevencolbert
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(07/17/2013) [-]
This ******* guy
This ******* guy
#11 - bonnierock ONLINE
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(07/16/2013) [-]
mfw ive spent the last 2 days thundershocking my way through these cunts
mfw ive spent the last 2 days thundershocking my way through these cunts
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#84 - uberbunk
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**uberbunk rolled a random image posted in comment #18551 at Thumb Orgy ** we really should be helping him get his android back
#76 - bdowns
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**bdowns rolled a random image posted in comment #6 at Man gets the pussy ** I always wondered what would happen if they had
#73 - telekinesis
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(07/17/2013) [-]
That made my brain boogles go bazoo.
#68 - anon
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(07/17/2013) [-]
It wasn't until 5 contents later I got the joke and had to come back to thumb. 10/10.