What was the Zimmermann Telegram (1917)?

Introduction The Zimmermann Telegram (or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico if the United States entered World War I against Germany. Mexico would recover Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The telegram was intercepted… Read More

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What was the Ypiranga Incident (1914)?

Introduction The Ypiranga Incident occurred on 21 April 1914, at the port of Veracruz in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. The SS Ypiranga was a German steamer that was commissioned to transport arms and munitions to the Mexican federal government under Victoriano Huerta. The United States had placed Mexico under an arms embargo to stifle… Read More