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User avatar #36 - mymiddleleg
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(07/16/2013) [-]
I dont get it
User avatar #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 id: e01aa92e
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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 id: 8a4bfef0
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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!
User avatar #94 to #44 - stijnybe
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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.