Editor says, what if Woodrow Wilson's pro-British sympathies caused the US to become unnecesarily involved in the Great War? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Alternate Nations thread.
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Editor says, John Basset Moore was a distinguished professor of international law at Columbia University who later served on the International Court of Justice. He and other legal scholars argued that President Woodrow Wilson persistently refused to see the relation between the British irregularities and the German submarine warfare as the crux of American involvement. In this post we again imagine a reduced role for the Head of State, a quasi-legal interpreter of the US Constitution. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.