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Unleashed by an archduke’s assassination, World War I gradually entangled more and more countries, killing millions of soldiers and civilians and touching multiple continents.
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The U.S. Navy was the best-prepared and best-equipped of all the country’s armed forces. For many years, it had been focusing much of its energy on preparing for a surface naval confrontation with Germany.
By David Longenbach, Pennsylvania State University